What accessories do you like to sew?

comments (6) May 10th, 2010     

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_nikki_ Nicole Smith, contributor
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Are you a handbag junkie? Do you love making headbands or jewelry?

Share what accessories you like to make, and don't forget to upload photos of them to our Amp Up Your Accessories contest with Sewing Republic sponsored by BERNINA and CraftStylish. You have until May 21st to enter, so upload your photos now for a chance to win $250 in prizes.

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clair163 writes: I to like making purses from jeans and making one of a kind pins , and jewerly i do love doing it keeps me sane.ialso like to crochet pursesand jewerly.
Posted: 8:19 am on May 13th
lucygirldesigns writes: I love to make purses. I mostly use old jeans for the material. I mix it up with fabric remnants, old sheets, shirts,etc. for the lining and pockets and I use the jean pockets on the outside with some embellishment or buttons. I use the heavy overlapped seams for the handles. If the jeans are really cute, I just reshape the top section and add lining and handles, sometimes made from belts. Then I cut apart the legs for flat pieces to cut out a pattern or use the hem in the design. I use the smaller leftover pieces to make patchwork of different shades of denim and use that to make more purses.
Posted: 3:32 pm on May 11th
torilynn writes: Ahhh, I LOVE to make gift bags out of old prom/wedding dresses and adorn them with the lace and whatever and use old jewelry for the handles. The bag ends up being part of the gift and nothing gets wasted.
Posted: 7:32 pm on May 10th
Carolebarrel writes: Talk about accessories, we love our screened-in porch but the dust on furniture makes for work. Every few years I change the faded slipcovers on the cushions and throw pillows on furniture (tabletop, loveseat and chairs) with easily removable bright seasonal covers that I can throw in the washing machine saving both the furniture and myself. I make showercap style removable elasticized coverings that pop on and off. My favorite fabrics have been soft like terrycloth which fluffs up nicely-- cool in summer and warm in winter. Throw pillows and tablecloths get bright prints. I don't have to measure the 1/4" elastic but stretch it to the max while using my serger with coordinating threads. I like the cover for my 40" glass-top table best. I replace it while damp from the machine to avoid ironing and it dries taut like a charm. Hope you enjoy the tip.
Posted: 5:26 pm on May 10th
bubbie writes: purses, purses, and more purses. I cant pass a purse pattern, or tote pattern. Just need all the occasions to use them, as I live in a very rural setting, and work from home sewing. But they are a passion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 4:28 pm on May 10th
cloudyhn writes: I love making dresses and matching purses. Since working in profesional office environment, my favorite time during the day is lunch time when I like to walk out of my office for a short walk or just "window shopping" with my pouch, or little cute purse that matched with my outfit.
Posted: 1:37 pm on May 10th
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