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11 December, 2013

  • 10:11 AM

    merryla added the project called Failed tote bag project

    Wanted to try this fabric to make a tote bag.
    This is not it!!! It’ ripped on the folds,it’s too fragile.

    But it will be useful to carry on and tidy up my work on progress.

    More on my blog"h…

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4 December, 2013

30 August, 2013

  • 09:13 AM

    merryla added the project called Skirt with big flowers

    A small remant of an african pattern fabric combined with an easy pattern:a waistband,pockets on the sides,a zipper closure on the back,pleats.
    I just replaced the hem with a black bias.

    More h…

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29 July, 2013

  • 09:04 AM

    merryla added the project called Leather bag with its belt

    Leather bag made with a treadle sewing machine because my modern sewing machine couldn’t take it!
    It’s lined with a cotton fabric with a pocket.

    I cut a belt for the shoulder strap.

    More on …

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18 July, 2013

13 February, 2013

9 February, 2013

8 February, 2013

  • 09:17 PM

    merryla added the project called Faux leather pouch

    Made this pouch with a remnant of a black faux leather I found in my stash.
    It’s closed with 2 press studs hidden under the flowers.

    More details on my blog

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23 September, 2012

  • 10:31 PM

    merryla added the project called Automnal cardigan

    A simple top down cardigan to destash my wool’s stock with an asymetric sides.
    Stockinette stich for the body,seed stich for the edges and rib 2/2 for the cuffs.
    More colorful than my usual blac…

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25 August, 2012

  • 09:39 AM

    merryla commented on the project THAI BLUE dress

    This book is one of my favorite!

  • 09:34 AM

    merryla added the project called Colorful summer bag

    Let me show you my summer bag!I’ve fallen in love with the colors of this torn curtain,sold on a flea market.
    The bag has 2 pockets (front and inside),a grey polyester lining and it’s closed with …

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8 August, 2012

7 August, 2012

5 July, 2012

  • 11:58 AM

    merryla added the project called Wax skirt

    To start (finally) my summer wardrobe, I’ve made this maxiskirt with an african printed fabric (wax).
    I’ve just put an elastic on the waistband and sewn 2 pieces together.

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2 July, 2012

4 March, 2012

  • 10:08 PM

    merryla added the project called College sequined tote

    A simple tote with a badge on, a zippered pocket outside and one in the lining (without zipper)
    The small straps have the same colors than the badge.
    It’s closed with small pieces of scratch.
    I …

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28 February, 2012

  • 11:05 AM

    merryla added the project called 1+1 make a pair, 2

    After the jacket, now the capri pants for a sewing contest( 2 pieces which can be worn together or alone).
    I’ve used an old pattern of a Burdastyle pants but it’s not here anymore.
    I’ve just modi…

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24 February, 2012

  • 12:26 PM

    merryla commented on the project French Press Cozy

    lovely colors and love the pattern

  • 12:18 PM

    merryla added the project called 1+1 make a pair

    For a sewing contest(2 coordinated pieces), I’ve sewn a jacket with a cotton fabric and a “flowered” one for the lining. The jacket is really “light” and seems perfect for the spring.
    I’ve used a …

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14 February, 2012

  • 09:51 PM

    merryla added the project called Black wallet

    Because I was bored of my old wallet, I’ve wanted a new one. I didn’t have specific idea except a zipper closure and to use a thick cotton fabric I have in my stash.
    To enlight the wallet, I put f…

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3 February, 2012

  • 08:02 PM

    merryla added the project called UFO knitting bag

    A bag to tidy up and carry away all my unfinished knitting projects.
    There’s a outside pocket and it’s closed with a separable zipper which had made sewing more easier.
    I don’t really know what …

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28 January, 2012

  • 01:02 PM

    merryla added the project called stylish couch sweat

    I wanted something more “stylish” to become limp on my couch on those cold winter days.
    So I took a small given piece of jersey (+ another for the hood), a japanese pattern , a separable zipper an…

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25 January, 2012

10 January, 2012

  • 11:52 PM

    merryla added the project called Give away studded pouch

    Made Those 2 pouches to start this new year with new things!
    The first one is made with a velvet fabric and polyester lining, this one is for me.
    The second one is made with a cotton fabric (dots…

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