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11  Re: Too small sweats to lovely simple skirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by hana0205 on: August 20, 2005 07:10:35 PM
thanks for the comments!

Those are so cute! Any chance of a tutorial? Anyways great job!

i just used the jeans to skirt method for this but i can't really post the exact steps i used because i had some issues with the back side of the skirt. I had to make the triangle a lot smaller because just the triangle at the back sticks out and looks extremely awkward.. I also ran into the same problem when i 'attempted' the famous jeans to skirt (using actual jeans). would anyone happen to know why this happens and how I could avoid it from the beginning?

i love making skirts out of sweats!! they're so comfy...and they're easy to make.. congrats on ur first skirt  Smiley
i saw some at the shops the other day and they were waaaay overpriced so yay for crafty people~!  i was in the middle of making one myself but i sorta ran out of fabric so there's like, a huge gap on the side.. does anyone have any tips on what i could do to fix that? the skirt looks like this at the moment:

should i take in the sides of the top bit?? ...or should i just make the pleated bit with different fabric? help would be REAALLY appreciated.........

grapefruit, other very witty craftsters here have already answered ur question the way i'd have, so hopefully that helped, and i'm sure it'll look great once it's finished! normally when I've run into a problem during a craft, an alternative method is usually always a turn for the better! Wink post pics when ur done! 
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12  Too small sweats to lovely simple skirt! in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by hana0205 on: August 19, 2005 09:27:32 PM
These are some way too small old pair of sweats I found somewhere around the house that no one in my household could fit in...

(don't mind my toes, they wanted to be in the picture)

they desperately needed some attention and a new look so..

grey sweats + scizzors + sewing machine + 5 hours =

Ta Da~

FRONT view:

SIDE view:

BACK view:

sorry for those who want to see colourful interesting skirts, but I like it because it is just a simple comfy skirt to wear around the house.  Thinking about adding an applique or something maybe.. hmm..

ps. o ya and it's my FIRST EVER successful skirt (or, ehem, piece of clothing).  yipee!
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13  Glow in the Dark Stars Belt [image heavy] in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by hana0205 on: August 18, 2005 11:14:58 AM
I wasn't sure if this goes into the 'trinkets and jewllery(?)' section or here..
but anways, I made a few belts out of glow in the dark stars by drilling holes in them and
attaching them together with bead pins.. here they are:

Some detailed pics:

And the BEST PART about them!!!








Comments and criticism are appreciated!


Oops! almost forgot about my brooch...

(they glow too!)

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14  Re: [Help!tute troubles...]Whipped up hobo bag + feminine bohemian book bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by hana0205 on: August 13, 2005 09:55:26 AM
here it goes again..

sorry that's as big as craftster picture hosting can go...
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15  Re: Whipped up hobo bag + feminine bohemian book bag[IMAGE HEAVY] in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by hana0205 on: August 10, 2005 10:03:47 AM
thanks for all the comments! Grin

now some of my replies to your replies...:

OMG...I love your book bag...its so great...I would love to make a bag like that...but I just can't figure out how to sew the top on with the zipper....would you possibly be able to explain or a little tutorial ...maybe!!! Do you have raw edges on the inside or is it fully lined?

Great job

Ooh, I would so like to have that kind of a book bag - just the thing I've been searching for the last *em..* two or three months. Maybe you could post a tute Wink? (School starts in 20 days here, so I'd have the time to actually make it, egoist me, always thinking about me, myself and I Grin)
I have been looking for a bag just like the book bag you made!! do you have a tutorial you could share?
I love how you put that ribbon on there too! They are both awesome!!!!!!!

Good Job!

well i couldn't exactly say i put forth my fullest efforts into making the first bag althought it was mostly planned through.  i did line the bag but i didn't use the "leave a hole and pull inside-out" method, so the lining is very, ehemm, "unprofessional looking" because i basically sewed on the lining fabric to the outer fabric before i did everything else, so you can see all the sewing stitches of the ribon, pocket etc. inside.  i just serged the rought endes on the inside and the zipper was basically left undone.  here's a pic incase everything i just said is a ball of jumble in your head:

the UGLINESS revealed:

insideout photo of bag:

if you still want a tutorial, or at least just the dimensions, ask!
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16  [Help!tute troubles...]Whipped up hobo bag + feminine bohemian book bag in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by hana0205 on: August 09, 2005 08:52:59 AM
It feels like AGES since last i posted.. and crafted!!
school leaves you no time to craft...  Tongue
now back to what you've been waiting for...

the FIRST bag is one i made in beggining of july before summer school chem begins.. as a book bag! i love the fabrics and the pink material i bought at goodwill was a perfect match!! one big flaw is that the upholstery fabric i thought to have been stiff enough.. wasnt!

c'est la bag.. :

it holds stuff well but it's a bit to flobby...

2nd story:
so yesterday i decided to go to craftster.org and saw some amazing hobo bags that gave me a craft impulse! i rummaged through some fabric scraps and found some perfect fabrics and zipper.  Unlike the previous bag which was planned through, measured and took about three days to make, i just winged it on this purse and was thought through after each step.  and i *heart* the results!!


Comments and criticism are appreciated!
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17  Re: CD Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by hana0205 on: September 03, 2004 09:52:11 AM
so here are the pics!

made it a couple weeks ago and now my favorite bracelet!
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18  First Finished Project = Light Brown Corduroy+Pink Bandana (image loaded) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by hana0205 on: September 03, 2004 09:37:00 AM
After hours of gawking at other people's works, i've finally planned out and completed one of my own clutch bag (no exact tutorial was used, i just learned and combined the hottests tutes, so thanks to the people who posted the tutes at the top!)

the flower is a little off centre in the first couple pics since it isn't attached to the bag.  i'm going to attach a pin at the back so that it could be removed if i wanted to and it was just laid on the flap just for the pic

Also my second clutch made as a birthday gift for a friend...

(one end of the handle is attached to the zipper)

(don't mind the dirty floor of my car...)

these aren't perfect but i'm proud because i've seen oh so many shocked faces! Smiley
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19  Re: Poker coasters in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by hana0205 on: August 13, 2004 08:54:09 AM
i thought this was a great idea , so i decided to try the nifty project myself!

sorry about the awful digital camera pic, but it looks awesome in real life
hope you like it!
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