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« on: October 11, 2006 12:22:18 AM »

I thought I would post my newest creation... I have been wanting to make something like this for a long time and I finally took the time... I made it for my niece of 8 whole years old... I got the Betty Boop fabric at Walmart in the remnants bin.

Here's the front...

Here's a close up of the front flap... I made it by sewing strips of ribbon together then shaping it onto a V at the bottom then adding trim along the edge... The backing is pink Leopard...and of course the HD label that I cut out of something sometime I can't remember when...

This one shows the silk tie that I made the strap out of... I got it a goodwill for 3.00

This is the flap before I finished the edges of the leopard fabric. Then I just sewed it on to the back side and it flaps over

And this is the back before I put in the lining and sewed on the flap and the strap...

It was hard to get a pic of the inside but I put a pocket and the long purple ribbon is a pen/pencil holder

I used embroidery stitches along the edges of different places. The tie on both sides, the words on the BB material, the HD label, the pockets and some other places... all red embroidery thread to put it together and the lining is made of red Dupioni silk that I had left over from a previous project... I applied iron on interfacing to that and the front and back are both lined with cotton batting. That's inbetween the lining and the outer shell.
The bottom is just straight stitched then I folded the corners inward and stitched them flat to make it dimentional... Same with the lining only in the reverse so the seams are all hidden... It was pretty easy. Things are always easier when you don't have to follow any rules Wink

It took an evening to make... This evening...

The pictures don't do it justice... I hope she likes it... she's 8... I can't wait for her to get it?

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« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2006 03:48:26 AM »

OH, I am sure she will love it! Cheesy I love the v detail on the front! Tres cute!

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« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2006 06:56:52 AM »

i love the craziness of it all!! tutorial?!

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« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2006 09:14:20 AM »

I love it, with all the different ribbons and everything!
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2006 12:35:41 PM »

Thanks Everyone... I do have more pics, I will post them soon with a tut...


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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2006 11:23:20 PM »

I love it! All the fabrics together works well.  Sometimes more is better...well, lots of the time. Nice work. Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2006 12:14:57 AM »

I posted a tut in the purses,bags,etc section for this project... However it's not completed. It got late and I have to get up early in the am. I will work on it some more tomorrow so it will be more thorough and have more acurate pics and information.


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