Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lining a Purse

LadyRebel asked me how to do this in my comments, here was my reply

I learned from Crochetville or other websites.

*I just lay the purse flat.*Double the lining fabric with a fold (bottom of purse).

*Draw around to cut out or just cut out the fabric around the purse.

*Sew about where the purse would go on the sides (bottom if I coldn't get the fold there). I just use a straight stitch

*Place the lining in the purse

*Fold down the top with the edging on the inside.

*I sew the fabric to the second row from the top, kind of wipstitching it, through a stitch, not in the yarn (if I can help it).

I always double my thread for extra durability. Hope this helps.

A couple photos:
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Here's one I did an extra stitch to reinforce it
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Purse--Yes a New One

Very easy square. I wanted a new purse. I decided to use this square as the basis for it.

Your First Afghan by Katherine Eng from Crochet Today! Sept/Oct 2010 issue.

I made 2 squares and then a sides using the same pattern stitch (starting in a point and working to the width I wanted). Then a strap. Cell phone holder is the same pattern stitch but done in rounds. It made it spiral. I sewed a key ring for my keys. Need easy access to my cell phone and keys.

I lined it with cotton fabric.

It’s an off white. My photos were getting a reflection from the cell phone I guess… so that’s the pink tint you see.

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Cell phone holder, key ring for key chain, lining:
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Side of purse
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Project Help Idea

I saw these at Micheals and thought theywould be perfect for projects. To help keep me organized

They're call Project Talkers and were only a couple of bucks.

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What I did was cut some labels that fit, then used a pencil to write on it (so I can erase it later). Some will stay what it says, but the ones for "purl" for knitting I won't use and can use the other side. You'll see the other one says "sleeve" which I will use.

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Thought this might be of help for other crafters!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Shawl

Made this shawl this weekend (Had 4 days to do nothing---well I did some cleaning and organizing, that's how I found the cable pattern for my cell phone on the last post). I had another pattern that had the Triple Crochet Puff Stitches but didn't like that shawl so I frogged then started this one and just made it up as I went along. I used the Treble Crochet Puff Stitch on it, but totally different pattern. It ended up being a 2 pattern repeat (love that).
Used some baby yarn I had, I think Bernat. Size H hook.

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Here's the edging and bottom. I used the same edging I do on most of the dolies I make up.

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Okay this coloring of the photo I took is really bad, but shows the corner and top boarder.

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Cable Cell Phone Holder

For my new Droid cell phone.

I used WW yarn, blue (was in a ball, but probably Red Heart). Size I hook. Used a pattern from Crochet Today for a cardi (now I can't recall which issue, sorry).

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This back shows the magazine, so if you have it, you can probably remember.
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