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11  Anti-Valentines Day shirt recon in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by saralynne on: February 22, 2007 05:40:55 PM
I dont celebrate Valentines Day. But I love hearts.

This was originally a kids XL turtleneck (the cute white with red hearts) and I made the binding from a clearance tshirt from Meijer. I thought about making a bib shirt, but decided I wanted to show some cleavage, sooo...

I had never done binding by hand before, so the shirt got stretched out a bit too much. I may redo it later. Sorry about the awful bathroom picture.

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12  Recycled yarn in Completed Projects by saralynne on: February 15, 2007 07:24:53 PM
My new favorite project- recycling yarn.

Each of the colors was a different sweater. None of the sweaters cost me more than $2.50 each. I got between 4 and 8 balls out of each sweater. I dont know the yardage.

I find the unraveling and then winding into balls to be very relaxing and stress relieving.  Cheesy

I'm thinking about making the Sweet Pea Shawl from the Happy Hooker out of the variegated green or the light blue. Hmmmm....

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13  Curtains into purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by saralynne on: February 15, 2007 07:07:36 PM

This purse was made from recycled curtains and recycled purse handles from a thrift shop purse. The best part is... There's lots more of the curtains! I see more purses and maybe some change pouches in my future.   Cheesy
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14  Seija hat variations in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by saralynne on: February 15, 2007 06:46:43 PM

These are a bunch of the first hats I've ever made. I used the Seija hat pattern and added a bit and left off a bit so they are all adult sizes and some dont have earflaps. Most have pompoms. (I <3 pompoms) The one on the top right has a heart on it and the pink/purple one has a shell border that you unfortunately cant see.
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15  Stripes Forever variation in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by saralynne on: February 15, 2007 06:42:40 PM

This turned out great. I still have to block it I guess. You cant see from the picture, but the white and brightest green yarns have sparkles.

I've got bits and pieces of yarn everywhere so I think I'm going to make lots of these and get some stashbusting done. Smiley
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16  Re: Let's see your sewing machine!! in Sewing Machines: Discussion and Questions by saralynne on: December 10, 2006 09:41:51 PM
Ooh! I wanna share too!

These are the machines I have at home. A Necchi (model #?) from my grandmother and a Kenmore serger that I bought from a friend.

And this is what I get to work on all day at work. I'm pretty sure it goes faster than my car. Smiley It just has a straight stitch, but I dont have to hold the threads when I start stitching and it can snip threads when I'm done stitching! I'm so spoiled.
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17  Re: palt aprons in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by saralynne on: December 07, 2006 05:47:45 PM
The sides are curved because both the front and sides of your aprons have curved seams.

To make it flat, you need to trace the curve the opposite way. I made a lame paint illustration for you. Kiss I hope it makes sense. The green line is the "trace the curve" line.

You could probably go back and fix it. The sides might end up a little smaller, but they would lay flat.
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18  Sailor Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by saralynne on: December 02, 2006 09:40:32 PM
I made these bags yesterday. I bought the fabric forever ago at a rummage sale and have been waiting until I was sure I could make a bag I was happy with. I think they turned out great.  Grin

There are actually two bags, the same except for the straps. I had a brain fart and only made straps enough for one bag. One has fabric straps, the other has webbing. I didnt use a pattern, just cut out the pieces to make the best use of the piece of fabric I had.

The anchor was appliqued on... I used wonder-under and a zig-zag stitch. I drew the anchor shape myself to look like the anchors on the fabric.

The inside is lined and has a pocket. (Hooray for pockets!)

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19  Rock n Roll Purses (very img heavy) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by saralynne on: November 26, 2006 09:19:43 PM
I made these purses with the logo for my fiancee's band. I sell them with the rest of the merch at their shows for $15. (Its a steal.)

I use wonder-under to fuse the letters and put some topstitching to make sure they stay. I embroider "the" by hand. Most of the purses have linings that match one of the fabrics on the front. I make them around 12" x 12" or whatever I can with the fabric available. I've been using up fabrics from my stash so far.  Wink

This was one of those "I <3 NY" tshirts with a big stain over "NY"

This one used to be a tablecloth I found at a thrift shop.


Sorry for so many pictures, but I hate clicking links to see photos.  Roll Eyes
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20  Pornaments Revisited! (not work-safe) (ADULT CONTENT) (complete w/ photos) in Winter Holidays by saralynne on: November 26, 2006 05:14:13 PM
So, my fiance wanted a tree this year, but I didnt. We compromised on a pornament tree.

I cut up one of his old magazines (with his permission) and glued them to a big piece of posterboard. I used my yarn scraps and an upholstery needle to make the edges pretty. I used different kinds of stitches, bt you cant tell from these photos. The star is a vintage picture we printed off the internet.

This was the thread I got the idea from last year:
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