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Mother’s Day gifts!

For Mother’s Day 2016, I made two Noodle-Head Snappy Mani Wallets.

This one was for Paul’s mom.
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The inside.  It has four small elasticized pockets and one medium sized zippered pocket.
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This one was for my mom.
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She really likes the color blue so I used this blue medallion print and blue thread.
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I found this small scrap of pink fabric that had this little heart on it and I thought it would be cute.
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I also paired it with a small bottle of lotion.

This is a great gift to give.  It’s simple and easy to make and it pairs well with a bottle of lotion, a bottle of nail polish, or even some nail clippers.

So fun!

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I made a purse and wallet for one of my friends who loves the color green but by this color scheme you would’ve never guessed it!  These colors play so well together!  The print on the right of this photo is named crochetting, which is what my friend likes to do.  So it was only appropriate for her.  Plus I sent her a photo of the prints to make sure she’d like them.
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This is the bag/purse.  Since she crochets I used that print on the outside, which normally I would have put on the inside.  To go along with the color scheme, I used the wavey blocks on the inside with some dream catchers as slip pockets.
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When making the wallet, I found this little face.  The face was made when I was marking where to cut for the magnetic snap.
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A close up of the wallet.  This is the double zip wallet from Anna Graham from Noodlehead.  You can read more about the double zip wallet here.
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I had tons of fun making these items for my friend and she said they worked out well.  One other thing I added in the bag/purse was a covered stiff board so that it kept the bottom from bowing.  I had bought some hard plastic and just cut it to size and then made a cover to slip it into.

Double Zip Wallet

When Noodlehead announced her book would be dropping I decided that I needed it right away and purchased it from Amazon.  It arrived the same day as it’s release and I jumped into it.  You can get a signed copy here.

As soon as I saw the double zip wallet I knew I had to make it.  I made one as a tester and I’m so glad I did because I learned a lot from them.

Here I’m starting on my second one.  This one has its interior fused with Pellon’s vinyl fuse.  (Super easy and super fun to apply.)
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I’m not sure what this is all about.  I think it’s supposed to be how I folded the straps on the inside for when I was sewing it closed. I don’t know, but it’s fun to see, ya?
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That’s got to be what it was because here is a different shot of the same thing, along with my tag placement.
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And here it is all sewn together.  I made the interior fabric vinyl-fused since I was planning on wearing it to Disneyland and wanted to make sure water couldn’t get through the whole wallet/bag.
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strap ends.
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A close-up of front of the double zip wallet.
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It turned out pretty good and useful, however, I have since added some parachute clips so that it is easier and faster to remove if needed.  All in all, though, I really like that it’s big enough to carry the essentials but small enough to not be in the way.

241 tote aka Pinspiration numero – cincuenta y siete

While perusing pinterest I noticed this really cute bag.  I found that it was a Noodlehead pattern called the 241 Tote.

Paul and I were going on a cruise soon and I thought this would be a good bag to carry the essentials needed when we were docked. I taped the pattern together and cut out the pieces .  When I went to the fabric store I was drawn to the green/yellow batik print.  I had wanted something bright and colorful.  The yellow just called out to me.
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This was my first time working with pieces that were not just straight edges.  I traced the pattern onto the fabric and interfacing and then cut them out.  It was so tedious.  I vowed to never cut pieces that were not a straight edge.  But then I made this nightgown and realized that it’s not as bad as it was that first time and fell in love.

It was also my first time sewing a curve like this.  I looked up a bunch of reviews on the tote so I could get some opinions on how to sew this together.  Also, I was facetiming with my mom and niece.
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So I got the shell completed.  I love how all the colors play off each other.The yellows and pinks.
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Sorry about the blurry picture.  This was the best I had and I wanted to at least show the tote in full use.
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I really liked the way it turned out and I totally plan on making more.  However, I would probably make it about 15% bigger.  This was definitely a good size for the cruise but for everyday I would need it bigger.  I’m still in love with these colors too.  They’re just so bright and cheery.

Zipper with a Twist

So my cousin had asked me too make a zipper bag for her A LONG TIME AGO and after about five months I finally made it for her.

I followed this tutorial by noodlehead. It was pretty straightforwardand fun to make.

I like to have the zipper opening from left to right so I’m always having to check and double check to make sure I’m sewing the correct sides together.image

I made a few zipper bags for Christmas last year and didn’t topstitch the zippers which I regret. So now I topstitch to give it a cleaner look.
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Once I’ve finished sewing and topstitching the zipper I line up the outside and inside together. Well, the outsides together and the insides together. Also, making sure that I’ve kept the zipper at least halfway open and about three inches unsewn (is that a word? Haha it is now!), that way I can pull it inside out to make it right side out. See that little piece sticking out in the bottom right picture? That’s a little twist to just a plain ol zipper bag that you’ll see in a minute.
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Here’s what it looks like sewn all around (with the little unsewn gap).
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So the top left photo is showing why I leave the zipper open a bit as well as why I need that gap. The top right is a detail of how the corners need to be clipped. But not too far that it cuts into the corner of the bag. Bottom left is what the bag looks like while turning it inside out. And the bottom right is after I’ve turned out and used my pointer to make a clean point in the corner.
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So this is what the liner looks like once it’s been turned inside out. I folded the flaps under and closed it by sewing it shut. Haha! Don’t get it? It’s nothing really just my weird sense of humor. Sorry. So anyways that last photo is after I’ve pushed the liner back into the bag.
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And that little twist is this pull tab thing in the side of the bag.
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Here it is all done.
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This was probably my eighth zipper bag and third one with the topstitching. I’m getting better at it but it’s still not super professional or anything. Practice, practice, practice! Still having lots of fun so that’s good too! Haha!

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