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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Amazingly colourful stripey messenger bag :) (pic heavy) on: August 01, 2008 07:58:07 AM
I used this tutorial: http://pinoyinoz.blogspot.com/2008/07/tutorial-messenger-bag-with-zip-top.html, which was really easy to follow.
So here's my new messenger bag! Onto the pictures:

Front (the stripes look wonky but I promise it's just the way it's hanging):

Under flap (with 2 small pockets):


Zip undone:

My first ever zippered pocket:

Pocket on back:

I'm mega proud of this bag even if I did break at least 3 nails making it haha... comments very much appreciated Smiley

12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Nightie to... strange pouch thing... on: March 29, 2008 09:45:40 AM
I had this Donald Duck nightie which was a hand-me-down from my mum, I'd been wearing it for yeeeears... but it was a bit past it, covered in holes and stains, and just not very nice any more really. But I didn't want to throw it away (I can never bear throwing things out) so instead I gave it a new lease of life... this wasn't quite how I'd planned the bag turning out, but here it is. Not too sure what it is... it has no fastening or anything, it's just open, and no strap or handle either... the only use for it I can think of is to keep things together in a suitcase or something, like underwear maybe. Any other ideas much appreciated!

Anyway. Here we go:

Before (only remembered to take this picture after I'd pinned on a 'pattern piece' - aka a bit of A4 paper hehe):



Close-up of ribbon and eyelets (got a new eyelet machine thingy for my birthday and wanted to experiment with it Smiley ):

Please give me ideas of what I can use it for!!

13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My first pleatness bag! With goooorgeous fabric :) on: March 17, 2008 05:12:15 AM
I'd been wanting to make one of applesaregreen's pleatness bags (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178244.0) for ages and when I got this flowery (?) fabric off eBay I thought it was perfect Smiley the patterned fabric is actually on a sort of chocolatey brown background, but I think it's dark enough that it works with the black. If I made it again I think I'd add a bit of interfacing, as it's slightly floppy, but I lovelovelove it anyway Smiley The outside is a thick-ish black cotton and it's lined with thin black cotton. It only took me a day to make (excluding cutting out fabric), which is amazing for me because I'm usually a REALLY slow sewer!

Anyway, onto the pictures...

This photo's a bit fuzzy, but shows the beautiful fabric:

Whole bag:

These bags are HUGE! They look small from the outside but they can fit a ridiculous amount in them!

That picture shows the bag with phone, purse, umbrella and ID inside, which obviously isn't that much, but as well as all that it also fitted quite a thick hoodie!

Anyway, I should probably stop there. I love this bag so much that I'll post hundreds more pictures if I don't stop now! Comments and (constructive) criticism welcomed!

14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Fabric shopping bag on: January 24, 2008 09:42:29 AM
I made this shopping bag using queenofdiy's tutorial which can be found here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=177482.0
It was really easy to follow.

I'm still not 100% sure about the fabric I used, but I had some left over from my previous project so I thought I may as well. I might make a brighter one to use in the spring, since this one seems a bit dark and wintery to me. Any thoughts?

I'm really liking having a bag like this to use round the shops though - it's obviously not enough for a huge shop, but fits a good few items if there are just a few things I need Smiley and I haven't used a single plastic carrier bag since I came back to uni 3 weeks ago, so that's gotta be a good thing Cheesy

Anyway, I always babble too much. Onto the pictures:


(looks a bit wonky cos I forgot to take my purse out of the bottom, but it's not Smiley)

Showing the gusset:

And with my hand, for size reference:

(sorry about the very chipped nail polish and the remnants of a stamp on the back of my hand from a gig :| I need to sort myself out haha)

Hope you like, comments very very very appreciated!

15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pencil case for my mum :) on: December 20, 2007 07:14:06 AM
I made this pencil case for my mum's Christmas present, since she's a teacher and her handbag's always full of board markers and biros that she can never find when she needs to.

I used this tutorial:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176509.0 though my attempt is nowhere near as neat as queenofdiy's.


Side, showing the triangular bit... not very neat but meh:

And as I will give it to her, full of chocolates Smiley:

Hope you like it, comments make my day!

Becca xxx

edit: just realised the pictures make it look ridiculously wonky, and in the second picture the corner isn't pushed out properly... it looks better in real life, honest Smiley I'll have to remember to review my photos before I post them next time...
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Floral blue wallet! (pretty image heavy) on: December 20, 2007 07:07:02 AM
I made this wallet using Underhill940's tutorial, which can be found here: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=211792.0

I'd been waiting for a tutorial for a wallet like this to come along for ages and this one was absolutely perfect, so thanks Underhill940 Smiley My attempt is by no means perfect, but I've learnt some things that I can use if I ever make this wallet again! (which I probably will in the near future!)

Hope you all like it, comments and criticism are always much appreciated. Let me know what you think!

Onto the pictures...


Back, showing change pocket (which I sewed on slightly too far over so it almost pokes round onto the other side Sad but never mind):

Front again, with the strap open to show popper fastening:

Unfolded once, showing some card slots and a pocket which I've found useful to keep train tickets etc so I don't lose them on the tube hehe:

Fully open, showing more card slots:

Standing up to show cash slot behind the card slots:

And a close up of the flowery fabric for those who are interested:

Sorry for the vast number of photos, I get a bit snap happy Smiley

Becca xxx
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Green pencil case n flowers n stuff on: September 17, 2007 07:45:50 AM
I'm off to uni in a couple of weeks (eek) so I decided I needed a new pencil case. I used this tutorial: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kerri9494/821480555

I suppose this should technically go in the reconstructed section because the green flowery fabric began life as an old shirt of my mum's, but once I'd cut it up it was pretty much just a big piece of fabric, so it's probably better in here.

Sorry for the poor quality pictures, you can't really see the fabric too well but believe me it's cute Smiley and I also used a tiny bit of blue gingham to make some covers for the end of the zip because it wasn't quite long enough, but you can't really see them too well either... it was my first try making zip covers so I sort of made it up as I went along but it seems to have worked well Smiley

The green fabric is interfaced too, by the way.

Cor, I'm really babbling now. On with the pictures:




Doing its job:

Hope you like, comments would be much appreciated Smiley

18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Tartan tote bag on: September 10, 2007 04:27:45 AM
This is my latest creation, I seem to be loving making bags at the moment Smiley

I didn't follow a tutorial or a pattern or anything, but I did get some inspiration for the straps from this post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=91070.0 and I got help with the zip from this tutorial: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875.msg187145#msg187145

This was originally going to be the front, but the straps turned out a little bit messy so it'll probably end up being the back now:


To show the lining:

Action shot:

Hope you like it Smiley comments welcome!

19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Stripey make up bag on: August 31, 2007 02:15:41 AM
I made this make up bag yesterday to replace my old one, which was getting a bit worn. I got the stripey fabric off eBay and it's lined with some plain black fabric.

I was thinking it probably needs something on the front as a decoration, maybe a button or something like that? But I have no inspiring ideas... any help?

Anyway, on to the pictures:



Full of stuff:

Sorry for the chipped nail polish :/

Comments much appreciated, thanks in advance!

20  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Simple fleecy pillow case :) on: August 17, 2007 07:26:39 AM
I know this is pretty simple and not that exciting, but I thought I may as well post it anyway. My grandma gave me an old pillow she had lying around so I covered it in some fleecey fabric in the typical pillow cover type way, with a flap thing sewn over one end. I'll probably take it to university with me in September to make my room feel a bit more like home Smiley

Side 1:

Side 2:

Trying to show the flappy bit at one end:

Hope you like, comments appreciated Smiley

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