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Today... One thread per day / Wednesday 13th October 2021
« on: October 13, 2021, 09:00:30 AM »
A hint of sun, a teeny breeze, and 7°C.

Where is everyone this morning?

Today is more door-ing for me, need put the latch and handles on our bedroom door, then slap a bit of paint on it.

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Today... One thread per day / Tuesday 12th October
« on: October 12, 2021, 08:40:01 AM »
Bright, but cloudy, and 9.5°C.  (Currently 12° in the greenhouse)

Waiting for delivery man to bring me two more doors today  :)

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Access All Accessories / Vinyl bags this time
« on: October 07, 2021, 19:30:53 PM »
These two are for my little grandson, made from vinyl.  Very simple to do.

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Access All Accessories / More bags etc...
« on: October 01, 2021, 18:55:06 PM »
Today's productions. 
The blue one is leather, the purple-ish one is vinyl, and I've done the key fob again in leather.

Am I boring you now?  :laughing:

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Current Projects / An embroidered key fob
« on: October 01, 2021, 09:29:13 AM »
Yesterday's experiment was an embroidered key fob on vinyl.

It seems the vinyl stretched a bit as the gold coloured stitching was very dense, hence some of the black outline stitching ended up off the first line of stitching.  But it's ok I reckon.  I will try it on leather to see how that goes.

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I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Half Price Vogue patterns
« on: September 17, 2021, 10:07:39 AM »
Just had an email from Jaycotts - Vogue patterns are half price.

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Access All Accessories / Today's leather purse and some vinyl cable tidies
« on: September 14, 2021, 21:20:41 PM »
The purse was an experiment, I didn't want to do a seam around and then turn it inside as I thought it would be too bulky, so with a bit of different placement of pieces in the hoop, I got the seam flat on the edge.  The only slight issue is the ends of the zip where it's cut off right at the edges are a bit "catchy", so a slightly different approach needed next time with the zip.  I got two lines of stitching round the outside by enlarge the design by 2mm and re-stitching the circle.  And I forgot the last two circles really needed matching bobbin thread.  Still got some teeny bits of stabiliser to pick out too.

The cable tidies were a freebie, but altered in size, the original centre pattern removed and my wording added.

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Access All Accessories / Leather key holder
« on: September 14, 2021, 11:20:51 AM »
T'Other Half wanted something to stop his keys making holes in his pockets, so after a bit of research, I came up with this.

It is actually a sludgy green in real life.


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Access All Accessories / My second leather thingy/purse/wallet
« on: September 09, 2021, 18:38:09 PM »
Finished this one today, the sides were a bit difficult to attach the zipped compartment and the divider sections.  They said to hand sew, but no way would I have got a needle through, so I managed to use the sewing machine, with a bit of wiggling.
I chose to attach snap fasteners too, which was another challenge wiggling the snap tool in to the right place.

I shall use this for charging leads and plug when we go away.

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Access All Accessories / My first leather bag/purse/thingy
« on: September 03, 2021, 19:04:47 PM »
I wanted to test how well leather would embroider - so here it is, rather pleased with it, but not sure what use it is as the opening is quite narrow.

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Fun with Fabric / Leathery goodness
« on: September 03, 2021, 09:50:42 AM »
Oooh, postiepants has brought me a lovely parcel of leathery goodness - all this (19 pieces) for £20 including postage.

I just need to decide what to make now, but in the meantime I'll just keep sniffing them   :laughing:

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In the wardrobe / 50% off patterns at Jaycotts...
« on: July 29, 2021, 17:32:21 PM »
... Vogue, Butterick and McCalls according to the email I've just received.  0_0

I expect your favourite supplier will have a similar offer.

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In the wardrobe / Lining a boil-in-the-bag coat
« on: July 13, 2021, 15:51:35 PM »
I bought a very thin waterproof coat, it says it's breathable, but it has no lining.
I've tried wearing it twice and it's been wetter on the inside (particularly the sleeves) than the outside, yuk!

I have some mesh lining fabric and I've traced a pattern off the front, back, and sleeves.  Would I make this lining the same size as the coat, or a bit looser?  The coat is a loose fit, and the sleeves nice and wide, and the lining has a certain amount of give.

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In the wardrobe / Butterick B6101 - yet another version
« on: June 10, 2021, 17:12:26 PM »
Some fabric arrived yesterday, and it's all sewn up today  :)

It's slightly odd fabric, a polyester jersey with almost see-through fine lines in it.  Unfortunately, these lines ran across the fabric, not a good look for a fat lass.  As it stretches across and down, I decided to cut it sideways so the lines run vertically, which looks good, but that means it's more stretchy up and dwon, so I think it's made the hang a bit longer and narrower, but it's still ok.  And I just love the colour and design on the fabric.

A few changes to the pattern - I levelled the hem a bit at the sides, the pattern has it hanging quite low particularly on one side.  Also I don't do the little sticky-outy pocket, just the big one, which this time I've put a couple of tucks in the edge to stop it being so droopy.  And no little collar, just self binding. 
No, it's not been pressed, I think it would just melt...

I like it  0_0

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For Sale, Wanted & Free to a good home / Large patterned jersey
« on: May 06, 2021, 17:56:56 PM »
Very large patterned jersey - not cotton, and not thin.  And not my cup of tea  :P

Width - 150cm
Length - 2m

£5 + postage

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