Wednesday, March 20, 2013

DIY trio zipped bag

 I have been sewing a lot lately, and didn't have time to take pictures yet! So one of the last thing I made was my sister birthday's present, a trio zipped bag!
I work on the same basis as the Duo zipped bag, but I used 3 different faux leather colors to make pouches.

So you will need:
3 zippers 12" / 30 cm
6 faux leather rectangles 12"x8" / 20x30 cm
12 metal eyelets
2 keys rings
1 chain 24" / 60 cm 

Cut 6 rectangles and rounded two corners, then put metal eyelets on opposite corners. Like this:
To make pouches follow the steps 1 to 7 of this tutorial WITHOUT the leather strip part.
This is what you must have:
 Then just pass a key ring on each side of each pouch to keep all 3 together. Finish by adding the chain.
Et voila! Nice new bag for my lovely sister!  The inspiration came from this fabulous Celine bag.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

DIY recycled felt basket

Today an easy idea to create a recycled basket! You gonna need a plastic container (I used a bleach bottle but anything you have around should work), felt and embroidery thread.

Cut felt in strips and braid at the size of the bottom of the container, fix with pins and sew. It may work with glue, let me know if you try!

Put the fabric over the bottom of the container, fix the strip with a pin and start braiding sides. Sew or glue strips together.

Cut extra strips and fold them inside, fix with pin and sew/glue along the edge. This is what you must have a this point!

Let's finish the edge! Fold a felt strip around an sew it with embroidery thread! Done. So you can use it that way to storage small items!

Or you can make it stronger keeping the container inside! So I just cut the bottle at the right size. It's perfect as fruits basket, for example, and you can take the felt cover of to clean it!

But I needed a plant pot! So I drill a few holes in the bottom, put a plastic sheet between the felt and the plastic container and voila!!!

Hope you enjoyed these easy way to recycle and embellish your home


Thursday, March 7, 2013

I'm still here

 I didn't have much time to blog lately, I was busy with the Foreign Community Festival.
It's a very nice WE festival in my city, 55 countries presented their culture, gastronomy and crafts! I'm in charge of the Belgian booth so I prepared 50 kg (110 pounds) of waffles, we also had chocolate and beer!
A lot of work and fun! I was so tired after (yep...I'm getting old) and need to fix the house: cleaning/laundry/organize all that boring stuff don't get done on them self! So I will be back on craft next week, have a nice WE!

Y para los mexicanos: si buscan cerveza Belga (o de otro paĆ­s) miran el sitio de Beer Bank y si les encantan el buen chocolate es por aqui!


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