Archive for November, 2009

Coasters

Another birthday present! No tutorial for this one. I just selected the fabric and got started!

The solid brown fabric is from a whole stash of cotton fabrics I bought over at eBay, the patterned ones are from Amy Butler’s Daisy Chain line.
In between the two fabric layers there is a nice batting.

Coasters

Coasters

Coasters

Coasters

Coasters

Coasters

November 10, 2009 at 16:42 pm 1 comment

Patchwork Button Pouch

I made this little pouch as a present and it really was a great opportunity to use up some of the fabric scraps that seemingly keep on multiplying every week.

I followed this great tutorial and only had to use my seam ripper once during the process 😉

It’s such a cutie and I will definitely make a few more should I somehow find the time for it…

Pouch


Pouch

Pouch

November 10, 2009 at 16:35 pm 2 comments

Flex Frame Coin Purse

I made this cute little coin purse as a birthday present. It was my first time using a flex frame and I used a tutorial from U-handblog for it.

Both the exterior and interior fabric are by Michael Miller from his Far Out Floral line, purchased at the Centro Comercial Principe Pio in Madrid.

I also used a nice fusible fleece inbetween the two fabric layers.

Coin Purse

 

Coin Purse

Coin Purse

All in all a very nice and not too difficult little project! I immediately made a second one… =)

November 5, 2009 at 13:33 pm Leave a comment

Shirt Recreation

Whilst living abroad I of course purchased some clothes in the local shops. One of my all time favourites is the green top shown below.
It is made out of 100% viscose and features very nice braiding details.

Shirt Recreation

Shirt Recreation

Shirt Recreation

Sadly it has suffered quite a bit over time and should now not be worn outside my home (courtesy of a few small holes that can no longer be concealed). So I decided to try and recreate it.
Given my missing experience in sewing clothes it was quite an adventure…
I traced the outline of the original shirt onto paper and cut my fabric accordingly (I used cheap jersey rib fabric for this first try – the nice viscose one had to wait for the second try). I also braided three quite long strips of fabric, as the braid on the shirt is one continuous piece. I added a bit of lighter fabric for some contrast.

Shirt Recreation

So, here is the finished product! And it fits! I had to tweak the armholes quite a bit though…

Below you can see the front and back of the finished shirt. =)

Shirt Recreation

Shirt Recreation

November 5, 2009 at 13:20 pm Leave a comment


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