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Post: #236914 mrsflibble
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:03 pm

I am rather pleased with my thriftyness here to be honest. made totally from my own stash of fabric (will explain provenance in a mo!), took less than 2 hours and is ready for the shcool trip tomorrow.
provenance of the fabric: the plain brown faux suede was covering our kitchen chairs for 5 years. it looked kinda grotty so I removed it, changed the fabric covers (we now have funky flowers) and because the fabric was originally quite expensive (for me lol) i was loath to throw it away, so I washed it... it came out ok, some "hoop burn" from where the seats had been resting on the wooden frames for so long, but the centres of the fabric were fine!
the paisley sort of hippyness used for the pockets was a pillowcase originally, bought at a jumble some years ago. I used most of it in other things, but had some scraps left. just enough Wink
ok so I followed this tutorial from my sewing guru Vegbee : http://indietutes.blogspot.com/2009/10/ ... ttern.html
I added a full width front pocket divided into two small pockets and two pen holders, and I also didn't topstitch the front of the bag 'cos I forgot. I also made the side panels thicker, 4.5" instead of 3".
the "S" monogram was fun. Using the embroidery capabilities of my machine, I hooped some sticky stabiliser, placed the cut-out faux suede on this, added a small scrap of the paisley and then topped with heat-remove stabilising film, then hooped together in a complicated and inedible sandwich. I then prayed to the gods of machine embroidery cos my machine is a bummer with tension if the hooping's not *just right*....and went about my business using a pre-installed outline letter... it worked!!!

ok. now for pics...

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and finally, a view of the one it's intended for and her opinion. it's a hit!

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oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #236920 snapdragon
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:22 pm

Just Beautiful :cheers:
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Post: #236921 Nomada
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:23 pm

Lucky kid!
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Post: #236959 Dr.Syn
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:06 am

Please forgive a chap commenting on a girlie thing but I think that is brilliant :sunny:
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Post: #237067 mrsflibble
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:19 am

Dr.Syn wrote:Please forgive a chap commenting on a girlie thing but I think that is brilliant :sunny:


hey no sweat! this site is for everyone!!!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #237072 bonniethomas06
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:32 am

That is fantastic! I would wear it with pride, and I am 29!
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Post: #237153 MuddyWitch
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:57 pm

Amazing!

Trouble is...I'm running out of superlatives :lol:

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Post: #237334 mrsflibble
Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:57 am

MuddyWitch wrote:Amazing!

Trouble is...I'm running out of superlatives :lol:

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Post: #237371 scrap
Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:29 pm

...Anything you can''t do?

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Post: #237606 mrsflibble
Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:10 pm

scrap wrote:...Anything you can''t do?

:cheers:


relate to other humans in person?
work with the public?
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #237609 Keaniebean
Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:16 pm

I'm with you there Mrs F. I don't do those either, but I would have to add other peoples kids ( or mine sometimes :shock: :shock: :shock: ) to that list oh and knitting :lol:
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Post: #237873 scrap
Sun Jul 10, 2011 2:02 pm

mrsflibble wrote:
scrap wrote:...Anything you can''t do?

:cheers:


relate to other humans in person?
work with the public?


No,not the impossible.
I was referring to your craft-skills :lol:
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Post: #239068 mrsflibble
Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:18 am

scrap wrote:
mrsflibble wrote:
scrap wrote:...Anything you can''t do?

:cheers:


relate to other humans in person?
work with the public?


No,not the impossible.
I was referring to your craft-skills :lol:


ah. ok. erm. I'm terrible at knitting and havn't the patience for glass or metalwork. :)
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #239073 boboff
Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:03 am

Another Bloke here saying I think that ruck sack is really rather slendid, and you should really show your design to someone important, so they can copy it and pay you an enormous amount of money.

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Post: #239096 indy
Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:00 pm

oooh thats just LOVELY, I really wish I had a talent like that, well done :iconbiggrin:
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