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August 2013 Blog Posts (9)

BACK TO SCHOOL BAG - "needs to try harder"

I recently decided to see what I could make out of the less desirable front pockets on jeans.  I had a light and a dark pair that had already donated their legs and back pockets to other projects, so I decided to start by pieceing them together!…

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Added by Karen on August 31, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

My recycled denim Zip and Go Bag

As I promised myself, I made another of Erin Erikson’s Zip and Go Bag  from recycled denim.  This was some more of the skirt I used for my Patchwork Butterfly Bag which was a nice dark blue.  I had 3 panels left, so I machined them together to make enough fabric to cut the bag out,…

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Added by Karen on August 24, 2013 at 10:48am — No Comments

Cozy Upcycled Bubble Skirt ♥ Refashioning Tutorial ♥ Free PDF

"I LOVE THIS."  Super easy, thrifty, and fun!

You will need:

  • Man’s long sleeve sweater (note: sweater should measure at least 18” from…
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Added by Susan on August 20, 2013 at 5:30am — No Comments

yoyo qween size quilt

I need to know how many yards of cloth I need to make a queen size 90x108

Added by tina c jones on August 19, 2013 at 7:20pm — No Comments

My Josy Clutch is Finished!

 

So I made the Josy Clutch by ithinksew.  (The pattern is on sale now at 50%…

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Added by Karen on August 14, 2013 at 5:30pm — 23 Comments

My riveting adventures!

Having have read Chris’s tutorial on using rivets on bags, I decided it was time to have a go!…

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Added by Karen on August 11, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

My Newest Additions!

It's funny the things you can get excited about!  Well, I'm excited about 3 new additions to my sewing room.  

First up is this lovely pair of vintage 1950's Wiss Model C Pinking Shears.

Even though it' obvious that they have been used, they cut beautifully.  I'm so happy, because my current pair, even though much "younger"…

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Added by Ags on August 8, 2013 at 7:34am — 2 Comments

Avoiding Bagmaking Mistakes + the Zip and Go Bag

I follow fellow SWN member Chris’s blog and was amused and horrified to read her “8 Bag Making Mistakes to Avoid…

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Added by Karen on August 4, 2013 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Recycled denim - pinstriped shorts to shoulder bag

I saw these pinstriped shorts with turn-ups in a charity shop last year and loved the self-covered buttons.  I decided they would make a great bag.

Tried out my idea first by pinning it into shape and having a look at how it…

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Added by Karen on August 4, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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