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1  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Hot off the sewing machine - super yellow wallet! (AND TUTE) on: July 07, 2005 08:07:44 PM
Just finished:  the third wallet to be destroyed by my boyfriend  Roll Eyes

Closed, front view

My attempt at a new method to keep his 300 id's/cards actually in the wallet. 

A closure will be added after everything is in it and its at its full thickness... i can post pics of that later. 
Comments appreciated, thanks for looking!

As promised... its tutorial time!   

Step 1... cut out the pieces...

from top to bottom... id window frame, id window plastic,  pockets for cards (cut slits for cards), outer vinyl, outer money/card pocket piece, inner pocket lining (secret message not necessary)

Step 2... take your outer pocket piece (the doubled over fabric... you may want to iron some interfacing between the layers)
and pin the card pockets to ONE LAYER ONLY and then sew them on to ONLY that one layer (it would still work if you sewed through both layers, you'd just be able to see the other side of stitching when you put money into the wallet...
Might be worth mentioning that the folded edge should be the top, to avoid extra sewing.

Step 3... position the id pocket on the outside of the wallet and sew it on!  Remember to keep one side open!!!

Step 4...  flip your outer piece so that right sides are facing and sew to your dimensions.  Don't forget to leave a small opening so you can flip it right side out and to clp the corners!  Oh yeah, and then sew up the hole thats left behind. Smiley

Step 5...  take whatever fabric (if any) you are using as the inner lining for the pocket, fold under the edges (iron if you want, it helps it keep the shape) and just sew the top to the outer vinyl for now. 

Step 6...  line up the outer pocket piece with the piece you just sewed (the outer vinyl and inner pocket fabric) and sew every side but the top.    the cloer you stay to the edge the easier it will be. 

Not included in the tutorial:  Any type of closure, so be sure not to forget if you want one!

Hope that's pretty easy to follow, let me know if there's any confusion!  Smiley
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Stickin it to the man and makin' it MYSELF! on: May 28, 2005 08:38:17 PM

is a cute necklace sold at Urban Outfitters.  Its actually not too pricy, but when I picked it up in the store, it STUNK
And made my hands smell all day.  Not a quality I look for in a necklace. 

No worries, I made my own version:

I did intend to make it more strands, but the beaded strand takes for-ev-er!  I'll get around to it eventually, but it does the job for now.   
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / His and Hers Underwear! on: April 13, 2005 12:53:51 PM
The Undies were made with contact paper stencils and for the boxers I tried freezer paper... and LOVED it!  Definitley the way to go.  To bad it can only be used one time.

"His" undies:

This one bled from too-watered-down paints, so I overlapped just the H in green.  It turned out much better than I thought.

"Hers" boxers:
Sorry for the terrible lighting, the red boxers are really more pink and the yellow looking ones are really sky blue

Crotch shot!  Detail of the stencil work:

I hand-dyed the boxers, so any dark spots aren't the pictures themselves, its just uneven dye
Smiley Thanks for looking!
4  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / christmas/birthday/aniversary present for the boy on: April 13, 2005 12:29:42 PM
Due to too many classes the past year and lack of anything kicking me in the butt to get going, my boyfriends presents took a lot longer than they should have.  But his presents to me took just as long, so no hard feelings

Its got his fav band on the front.  I stenciled it in three parts.  Not a fun stencil to cut out, by the way.  Here's a detail of the front:

5  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Ipod Wallet on: March 18, 2005 11:26:13 PM
It was painful enough (but worth it) to shell out the cash for the Ipod.  I'm not about to waste $30+ on a case for the darn thing!  I'm not much of a cozy kinda gal, so when I saw these --- http://thinkdifferentstore.com/product_info.php/cPath/115_87/products_id/944  I knew I had to make one.

Here's my attempt.  

Its a lot less structured looking, and was more of a pain in the butt to make than i was expecting.  However, it gets the job done and keeps things in my purse from dinging up my ipod!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / New pillows from old! on: January 26, 2005 01:31:44 PM
The fabric is all new, but I stuffed these bad boys with the stuffing I got after ripping apart my old ones.  These are the first 2.  I plan on making more, but they took much longer than I had expected!  

from that link you can see all 3 pics of the pillows.  

feedback is much appreciated!  <3
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Attempt at a purse! on: January 24, 2005 08:20:43 PM

That purse was a christmas present for my best friend.  It was only like the fourth purse I've attempted, so its far from perfect.  
It ended up about an inch too narrow, but she seems to like it anyway!  I copied the design from a purse that I have (actually, its her purse that I took like months ago!)
8  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Stenciling: Completed Projects / Need two cents on: August 26, 2004 03:36:00 PM

This is a test of a Louis Prima stencil I want to put on a shirt.  Just looking for suggestions.  I think the nose looks a little funny, but I can't but my finger on it.  Thanks for the help!

NEW!:  finished the t-shirt anyway, sorry the pic wasn't working!  Louis is lovely Smiley
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