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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Will this pattern work? on: August 12, 2009 09:36:32 AM
I'm combining ideas from the Jordy bag and the Chocolate and Cream Prototype from MssyFshy (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=263546.0;all) but I want to make it bigger and I want to add a couple of pleats. Here is what I've come up with so far. The lines aren't exact in size, etc. It's basically just a sketch. Does anyone see any problems with this that I'm missing? I have the sides angled so that I have extra fabric to pull in to make pleats. I'm wanting the back to be basically straight up and down when done. Will this work? I'd appreciate any constructive criticism. Wink

I just realized the print is too small to read. It says: The parts sticking out on the sides are the extra material needed so I can make a couple of pleats. Inside the sketch are just labels of Band, Front/Back, and Bottom.

2  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / zippered top jordy pictures missing in tute on: August 05, 2009 10:42:59 AM
Does anyone have the pictures that go with this tutorial? It's kind of old. It's for a zippered top jordy.
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Prewash fabric? on: August 04, 2009 08:01:44 AM
Should I pre-wash my fabric that I'm going to use to make a purse? I'm guessing that it would be a good idea if I ever intend on washing the finished product because it got dirty or something, but otherwise, I would think the stabilizers in the fabric would make the purse look more crisp. Not sure what is best.

4  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / stabilizing the bottom of a purse on: July 16, 2009 04:17:54 PM
I want to make a purse, something like the Jordy probably and am wondering if I can put something in the bottom to make it less saggy. If so, do you put it between the lining and outer fabric or just inside the purse itself? Do you cover it then? Would it stay put if you do just slip it in the purse or do you have to anchor it down somehow? What is the best thing to use? I'm thinking it may get washed, so maybe like plastic like they use to make stencils??
Sorry for all the questions.
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Dog sweater on: October 24, 2007 03:02:39 PM
This started out as the Howl dog sweater from Stitch n Bitch but I didn't like the cowl. I wanted something that would keep the dog's ches warm and the cowl was too big. Well, after 4 attempts at a neck that would fit, this is what I came up with. The sweater itself is still a little big and she manages to get her legs out of the armholes sometimes but other than ripping the whole thing apart, I don't think there's much I can do about it. I guess we'll have to live with it. I think this is my first finished project that I've put on here. Shocked

6  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / Howl on: October 20, 2007 06:46:00 AM
I'm making the Howl dog sweater and am using the bulky yarn as stated in the book for the body but a regular yarn (can't think of the right word) for the cowl. I was wondering if there would be a way to make the neck tighter because my dog has a skinny neck and I'd like it to keep the wind from going down the front if possible. I did the cowl with 3 strands of the "regular" yarn and it came out straight from the body. I ripped it back out cuz I'd like it to taper in more like a turtleneck. Any suggestions? I was wondering if using only 2 strands of yarn or even a single strand would make it smaller or should I just space out the picked up stitches more?
Thanks for any suggestions!
7  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Binding off in the round on: August 29, 2006 08:09:02 PM
I saw a way to bind off when knitting in the round so that where the circle joins together it is smooth. I can't remember where it was though. Does anyone know where I can find this? I think it was a video but I can't remember for sure. It wasn't knittinghelp.com
8  KNITTING / Projects from the Stitch 'N B**ch Books by Debbie Stoller / SnB chinese charm bag handle substitution suggestions on: July 28, 2006 11:40:48 AM
I'd love this SnB bag but I'd like to have handles that are a little longer so I could put it over my shoulder. I was wondering if I could make I-cord to an appropriate length and sew the ends together forming a circle and then attaching it like the bamboo handles. Would this work? Would the I-cord be sturdy enough or will it be too stretchy? Or does anyone have any other ideas?
9  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Bernat LuLu on: July 12, 2006 08:06:16 AM
I just bought a couple skeins of Bernat LuLu yarn at Walmart because it was half price. Now I'm not sure what to do with it.  Undecided Anyone have ideas or patterns? There are patterns on the label but they are all hats.
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