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Quick projects? Show us your stuff!

agfreedm | Posted in General Discussion on

Hi there!  We’d love to see any quick to make project ideas you have worked on or come up with for our Quick to Make section of the magazine-Garments, accessories, and home decor are welcome!  Please submit your proposals to my attention here in the Threads department.  It’s so important to us to showcase your designs as well!

Thanks so much!

Ariel

Assistant Editor of Threads

 

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  1. nmog | | #1

    I love making colourful pillowcases for children! YOu can usually get character fabric based ont he child's interest or age, and the children love it. It also works well as a gift bag for a birthday present - two treats in one. When our children were transitioning from crib to 'big kid' bed, I sewed them each a personalized pillowcase with their name embroidered on it and it made the move so much easier!

    Nicole

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      agfreedm | | #2

      If you have photos we'd definitely be interested in taking a look.
      thank you!

      1. nmog | | #3

        Professional-looking photos? Eek! Is it okay if there are characters like Dora or Bob the Builder on it, or are there copyright issues with that? SHould the photos be posted here or emailed to you? Thanks for the support!
        Nicole

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          agfreedm | | #4

          They don't have to be professional photos-if you take some with your camera and email them to me, that would be fine.
          Thanks!

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    agfreedm | | #5

    Hi Kay-
    I am forwarding your email to our marketing department.

    1. sbsterling | | #15

      Hi, I also like making quick clothes for my little girl. I made this little jumper by modifying a shorts pattern. It's a one night project and fun to make. Thanks!

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        agfreedm | | #16

        Hi there! These are super cute! We are looking for garments rather than accessories-I apologize for not stressing that in my previous email.
        thanks!

        1. sbsterling | | #17

          I made both the belt and jumper... or is that just a general comment to everyone?

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            agfreedm | | #18

            I was mentioning that to everyone-thanks!

  3. DONNAKAYE | | #6

    Ariel, check out the recent posting on the Bishop torn projects.

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      agfreedm | | #7

      Hi all,
      We have successfully deleted the moving Bernina ad which was a scheduling error. I have also deleted the postings not related to quick to make for easy viewing. Let's stick to the topic and hopefully we'll have some great garments or projects to showcase.
      thanks!

  4. Crazy K | | #8

    I like to make little pants/shorts and t-shirts for the little grandkids.  I have patterns and once I decide on the fabric I can make a set very quickly.  When I do embroidery, of course, the project takes longer.

    Another quick to make item is a tote bag.  Even lined and with pockets, it's a quick project for an evening or part of an afternoon.  Mine took a big longer because I embellished them with embroidery............that part is optional.

    I am attaching photos of each project

    1. katina | | #9

      Love the bees! and those totes are just the thing for my knitting. You do very nice work.

      Katina

      1. Crazy K | | #11

        Thank you!  The bags are so easy.......no pattern needed.  I just took an old tote and used the dimensions from that as a guide.  I have no bottom seam so its just one piece.  The lining is done in two pieces so I can leave an opening in the bottom for turning.  I tried leaving a side open but the duck is so stiff that the bottom opening just made turning easier...........again.......all that is optional.

         

  5. mktguru47 | | #10

    I have a quick project but it is SO simple, I'm almost afraid to mention it (especially because all of you are so creative).

    I am making curtains for my kitchen windows - no real twist except they are are in the shape of a triangle becasue the window is small and I don't want tie backs. What makes them special is that I was fortunate enough to receive some vintage 70's material from my mom - WAIT till you guys see this stuff! It's light gree with roosters (!) coffee cups and all kinds of cool motifs. I will get my 12 year old to take pictures and I will post when they are done (that should be today....)

    1. Crazy K | | #12

      Hi!  Never need to be afraid of simple projects!  That's what most of us are looking for........well, I am anyway!!  I don't make things that take a long time unless its for a very very special reason........such as a First Communion dress, flower girl dress or something of that nature..........and NO, I don't do bridal gowns!!  I love the quick and easy things................keep 'em coming!

      Kay

  6. Teaf5 | | #13

    A quick gift for myself and friends is my "pocket shopper" bag, which tucks into my purse and eliminates the need to take paper or plastic bags from the store.  I use french seams on drapery sheers, ribbon handles, and a silky double-faced pocket that encloses the folded bag.

    A sixteen-inch bag with a four-inch pocket holds most purchases, and a twenty-five inch bag with a five-inch pocket will carry large boxes, towel sets, and other large items.

    The drapery sheer is remarkably tough and completely washable.

    1. Gloriasews | | #14

      How nice & creative!   What a great gift idea, too!  Great job.  Thanks for sharing.

      Gloria

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