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From: ncdebra
Date: 07-22-2006, 10:02 PM (1 of 18)
Just thought I would try to show everyone some of my stuff I have sewn and made. Some pictures are kinda blurry but you can tell what they are.
Just click on the first pic and it will enlarge.
I hope this works.
User: ncdebra
Member since: 07-19-2006
Total posts: 23
From: SummersEchos
Date: 07-22-2006, 10:42 PM (2 of 18)
Very nice, I like dots too, and am with your daughter not into pink. Cute daughter to mom.

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From: yellowrose
Date: 07-22-2006, 11:38 PM (3 of 18)
Wonderful job and multi talented lady. Judy
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Member since: 07-09-2006
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From: Magot
Date: 07-23-2006, 08:48 AM (4 of 18)
Thanks for the pictures - I love looking at other peoples stuff, it sparks off all sorts of ideas.
Looking at your purses with the tubing handles. It looks like you made something like a buttonhole and tied a knot in the ribbon to secure it so it doesn't go through the hole, slide the ribbon through the tubing and secure the ribbon at the other end in the same way. Is that what you did? If not, how did you secure the handles - I think they are great and would love to give something like that a go.
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
User: Magot
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Total posts: 3626
From: DorothyL
Date: 07-23-2006, 09:08 AM (5 of 18)
Great stuff.
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From: JeanG
Date: 07-23-2006, 09:17 AM (6 of 18)
Wow! You are good!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.
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Member since: 07-12-2005
Total posts: 42
From: ncdebra
Date: 07-23-2006, 12:36 PM (7 of 18)
Hi Jan,
For the purse with tubing handles I just did the purse part first. Then pulled my ribbon thru the tubbing....that was fun..LOL. (to make the ribbon pulling easier here's what I used: A very long upholstery needle,(I got at wal-mart) put small tape around the ribbon end, then take some thread (had to use cross stitch thread, it didn't break as bad)and pull thru the tape part and tie on needle hole of upholstery needle, I cut the tubing alittle shorter than the long needle...that way once thru I could pull the needle out the other end with my fingers. Leave the ribbon longer than the tubing on each side. I think I had about 1 yd each for each handle and that left plenty hanging out.) On the outside of the purse I marked a small mark where I wanted my handles. Then line up the tubing ends and sew across the ribbon hanging out as close to the tubing as you can. Once done I take the ribbon and tie a not and cut the ends shorter. I really hope this make some kinda sense. I don't do buttonholes good at all........ So I had to sit and think and think on how I could do it. Finally I just tried it. Believe me when I say I have my seam ripper at my side at all times... :dave:
User: ncdebra
Member since: 07-19-2006
Total posts: 23
From: Magot
Date: 07-23-2006, 12:57 PM (8 of 18)
Thanks Debra, that was quite clear - I think I might try that - I am getting into purses!
love and kisses, Jan
Cells a Speciality
DNA to order.
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Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: MariLynntex
Date: 07-23-2006, 02:51 PM (9 of 18)
Nice going. Enjoyed seeing your pictures! MariLynntex
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Member since: 01-05-2006
Total posts: 107
From: bridesmom
Date: 07-23-2006, 05:31 PM (10 of 18)
Nice work. I love the purses, which is seeming to be my fixation at the moment too.
Tickled pink with my Innovis 4000D
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From: MotherInLaw
Date: 07-23-2006, 05:40 PM (11 of 18)
Loved the outfits. My grands always have me make them things and those are cute for the summer. What pattern did you use for the clam diggers and the halters? Very Cute
I'm regressing back into my youth, I just have to figure out how I'm going to convience my body to come along with me.
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From: esrun3
Date: 07-23-2006, 06:05 PM (12 of 18)
Great job on all you made! Thanks for sharing. I love looking at what other people have made. I especially like the purse as I'm partial to frogs.
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Member since: 12-02-2004
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From: ncdebra
Date: 07-23-2006, 06:18 PM (13 of 18)
The pattern I did for the halters were from NEW LOOK #6195 (is a dress pattern but I just cut it off short for a top.) For the pants I just found a pattern for capri's and then added a cuff at the bottom.
As for the apron top I just cut a front piece and then made straps.
User: ncdebra
Member since: 07-19-2006
Total posts: 23
From: swartzrn
Date: 07-23-2006, 09:45 PM (14 of 18)
Very very nice work!! I especially loved the lampshade! I am a big fan of pink myself and I love frogs! My little one's room is decorated in cute little sherbert green frogs and pink!! Thank you for sharing!
"To see the future, look into a child's eyes."
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Member since: 02-17-2006
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From: ncdebra
Date: 07-23-2006, 11:06 PM (15 of 18)
Thanks everyone for all the kind words......... :wink:
User: ncdebra
Member since: 07-19-2006
Total posts: 23
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 07-24-2006, 07:00 PM (16 of 18)
I loved the handbag.. I loooooove Frogs as everyone knows.. I'm going to have to make one of those.. I love the handle idea and thanks for the clear instructions on how to do them..
Sew With Love
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From: AllieM
Date: 07-30-2006, 09:39 PM (17 of 18)
I love the tubing handles. OMG I can't wait to try them!! The outfits are adorable as well. I really liked the hawaii-ish one with the clam diggers.
User: AllieM
Member since: 05-29-2006
Total posts: 7
From: Mom of Six
Date: 07-30-2006, 10:12 PM (18 of 18)
Very nice work. I wish I had granddaughters to sew for. The boys are fun but boring making the same thing over & over. I have to make gifts to get to sew for girls other than my 14YO & she won't wear frilly anymore.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
User: Mom of Six
Member since: 11-03-2001
Total posts: 1115
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