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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: marvel avengers purse on: January 02, 2013 05:03:27 PM
I love this. I especially love the zipper pocket (I haven't learned to do that yet).
2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TARDIS (Doctor Who) Bag! on: January 02, 2013 05:01:44 PM
Thank you all!
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: TARDIS (Doctor Who) Bag! on: December 28, 2012 04:18:23 AM
Thanks! I think it took maybe a couple hours? And I have a bunch of fabric left too (I couldn't figure out how to order half yards).
4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / TARDIS (Doctor Who) Bag! on: December 28, 2012 02:08:55 AM

This is my TARDIS bag! I fell in love with the spoonflower fabric here, and even though it was expensive ($30 a yard!), I had to have it. I wish the lining matched better, but both fabrics were purchased separately online. I altered this pattern slightly to make 3 pockets on the inside as well as a key leash so I don't have to fish for my keys every time I need them. The pin I bought from here, it's a little lower quality than I thought it would be, but I think it'll be fine for my purposes. Smiley
5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Doctor Who bag I made for a Christmas gift on: December 21, 2012 04:11:11 AM

This is a Doctor Who bag I made for a friend for Christmas. I recently got her into the show, and she finished all the new seasons within a month!

I first used the images posted by a reddit user here. I went into photoshop and put them all side by side, then printed it out on freezer paper. After filling in the tiny parts with a black marker, I cut out all the pieces with an exacto knife, then ironed it onto blue duck cloth and painted over. The quote I wrote free hand in silver paint.

After a few days of drying, I used this pattern to sew it into a bag. I'm actually pretty impressed with how it came out!
6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Duck Canvas Bag I made for my sister! on: April 22, 2012 04:29:49 PM

My sister asked me for a black and pink striped purse. Of course, I could only find this specific fabric online and it was $20 a yard, plus $8 shipping. I've never really pieced anything before, but stripes couldn't be too hard, right?

So I bought black and pink duck canvas at Joann's and pieced striped together. I didn't really follow a tutorial for the bag, but luckily it turned out pretty good in the end. I definitely had to rip out a couple seams and there's some mistakes, but hopefully I'm the only one who notices those. lol

7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pretty Spring Fold Over Clutch on: March 24, 2012 07:11:24 AM
My first few projects have gone quite well (so far). Last weekend I made a couple mug rugs, and decided I wanted to make a fold over clutch from a tutorial I found. This is.... the fifth thing I've ever sewn (I think? Maybe 6th or 7th). There are mistakes, but only if you look carefully. It was fairly easy, but I don't think I really needed to print out all eleven pages of the pattern as I didn't understand most of it anyway, and ended up assembling it similar to the way this one was assembled.

I used a home decor weight fabric for the outside, and Kona cotton for the lining, which I backed with fusible heavyweight interfacing. I originally used fusible interfacing on the inner pocket, but I thought it was too much, so I just used 2 pieces of fabric instead of one.

Not the best picture of the lining, but it was hard to photograph. It's a real pretty dark pink and has a pocket. The pattern was really confusing, so I just kind of winged it. It also had the pocket split in half, but I liked it better this way.

I also decided to use the outside fabric as the zipper pull instead of the ribbon the pattern called for. Winged this, too by folding the edges of the fabric into itself to meet in the center, then folding in half and stitching.

It was also meant to have pretty covered end tabs for the zipper, but those got lost inside lol. I still love it, though, I'm pretty excited to take it out with me. Smiley

BONUS! Going to see the Hunger Games later, found a place for my pin!
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Mug Rugs! or, My First Foray Into the World of Quilting on: March 15, 2012 10:40:43 AM

About a month ago, I decided I wanted to learn to sew. I got a refurbished Brother computerized sewing machine off eBay for around $110. Went to Joann's, picked up some fabric, and figured it out with the help of the manual and a few patterns online (thank you, Pinterest and Craftster). So far, I've made a pincushion, a sewing machine dust cover, a clutch, and a drapey cardigan (made out of two long sleeve t-shirts, which I don't have pictures of yet).

My machine came with around 8 or 9 different presser feet, and I originally wanted to quilt. Last night, I wanted to make tea with my little tea-for-one set and have it in the living room. I have a mug rug I bought in the computer room, but... that's where that goes. I didn't have a mug rug for the living room. It couldn't take too long, so I decided I was going to make one. And so I did. It took about... an hour? I had to read the manual and figure out how to take off the presser foot and the holder thing, and then put on the quilting foot.

Voila! Also, all the mug rug patterns I found were for patchwork ones or something, so I kind of winged it. We still had a brand-new flannel flat sheet (I hate flat sheets) in the bedroom, so I cut that up and sandwiched it between the two fabrics, sewed around the edges (inside out), turned it right side out, and kind of just.... scribbled. I think actual quilters have like... stippling patterns they follow, but I basically was a three year old and just had fun. I like it, and it served its purpose.

Then I made another one this morning to replace the one I bought for the computer room.

I'm just not a practice-and-learn kinda girl. I figure if I mess it up, I can rip out the seam and try again. So far, so good!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gathered Clutch on: March 11, 2012 10:44:48 AM
Have you heard of teefury.com? They have super limited edition t-shirts available for 24 hours only. They're really big on DW. I have 10 or 11 DW t-shirts just from there that will make a wicked t-shirt quilt one day.
10  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: Gathered Clutch on: March 11, 2012 04:40:56 AM
I'm OBSESSED with Doctor Who lol. You should see the rest of my desk! I got the mug from thinkgeek.com for around $16, and they have a BUNCH of DW stuff, too.
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