Saturday, May 21, 2011

Halloween Costumes of 2010

For Halloween last year, my friend had this idea of us being pumpkin and squash (haha original right?)  But she didnt wanna be a big round pumpkin, but a sexy/cute pumpkin, so i made us costumes with stretchy fabric

my dress

a little sweater in case i got cold, which was beer in my belly, i was not cold lol

her dress

the back

the sides

 the sleeves

TADA! us

We also made the hats, and bracelets with leaves

Upcycled Denim Tote

A friend's birthday was coming up and I wanted to make her a tote bag that she could carry all of her binders in (in style too) :)

I had some old jeans lying around so I thought I could upcycle them!

This is how it turned out

Now, let's see how i made it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Sewing Box

I bought a Papier-mâché box at hobby lobby and thought i could use it to store my sewing accessories.  so i glued the fabric to the box, made a knob on top, and changed the lid a little.

Plastic Grocery Bags Storage

Aren't you tired of all the plastic grocery bags lying around the house? I am. So i made a storage for those little pesky bags!

The finished product

Simple Sewing Machine Tote

Using the same fabric that I made my sewing machine cover with to make this tote, I also made a tote for my sewing machine

This is how it looks finished

Let's see how I made it.

Here I have all the fabric and lining cut out, bias tape sewn

sewn all the pieces at the bottom, then sewed the sides

 made the bottom sturdier with cardboard and lining

back of the tote, with two big pockets, pockets on the sides as well

 front of the tote with three pockets

Sewing Machine Cover

To match my mug organizer, I made a sewing machine cover with the same fabric

Here is the finished product

I simply sewed all the pieces together and sewed on bias tape

Mug Organizer

This organizer fits inside a coffee mug.  there are plenty of pockets outside to hold sewing tools.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Repurposed Jar - pincushion and organizer

I like saving the glass jars from salsa, spaghetti sauces, or pickles for my art or sewing projects.

With a pickles jar, i created a sewing accessories organizer with a pin cushion on top.

Here is the finished product

made pockets

All the things that went into this project

the finished product

the other side, with a button and elastic band to hold the pockets together

tada! a very handy organizer!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Very Cute Handbag {for my mom}

For mother's day, I have made a few things for my amazing mom.  Since we are more than 8000 miles apart, I wanted her to have something I create for her to show off to her friends lol

So I made a cute handbag that is very light weight and with lots of pockets for her stuff.

all the fabrics cut out for the handbag

embroidered this for the front pocket

sewing front card pocket to handbag front

back pocket

inside of the bag, big pocket is for mom's big wallet, smaller is for her phone, the smaller pocket was also embroidered 

front of the bag is sewn into two big pockets. 

sewing boxed corners

sewing zipper

recessed zipper done

added a button on one of the front pockets

after adding the handles....
bag done


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