Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Fabric Gift Bag - Sew

Another fabric gift bag. I messed up in this one, but I think it turned out ok.
Extra exterior fabric, so I did pleats at the handle edging. Then I had to fix the edging, so I did a decorative stitch. Used the same stitch in the straps.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Simple Tote - Sew

Sometimes I just need a simple tote. I've thought about making these but haven't.

I used the leftover material from my tote bag on the previous post.
Sewed sides. Used the wrong stitch, but I like this one. It's a thick zig-zag.
Added handles. Secured under the top fold.
I did some decorative stitches for fun.

Hobo Tote - Sew

Thus claims it's a kit. But really it's just 2 pieces of material and some handles. Found at Walmart.
The instructions are very vague, so I found someone who added dime pictures. It was a PDF and I don't have a link, but it's easy to find.

Changes:
I sewed up the sides because I didn't like then open.
I changed  way the handles were attached, too.
I added a button and a button hole to close the flap.

So here's the photos of my Creative Cuts Hobo Tote.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Cotton Clothes - Crochet

Crocheted for friends.
Just did a simple pattern that I've used multiple times.
Peaches and Cream cotton yarn. Color Kaleidoscope.

Crochet Slippers

For family members.
Double stand of worsted weight.
Just made up pattern from years of making them.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Vertical Ruffle Skirt - Sew

I bought the material planning to make a horizontal ruffle, but bought the material on line. Not enough to make a maxi skirt. So I decided to make it vertical. I like it better.

Pre-ruffled fabric from fabric.com. Teal color.

This is just two pieces with pockets.  The bottom would have been hard to hem, do I just did an edging stitch but not on the edge, it was too hard, so I did it just of shy of the edge and trimmed the extra fabric. Very heavy fabric to work with.
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This photo shows the closest color and the ruffles on it.  I had it hanging for two days so it would ruffle vertical better.  
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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Purple and White Cotton Cloth

Altered a pattern from the old leaflet Dandy Disclothes.