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shonastar 14-07-2011 09:33 PM

Absolutely love them, so colourful! Well done x

Laineym 18-07-2011 06:46 PM


Originally Posted by Gormal
This had been on my "to do list" all summer and 2 days ago I finally got around to doing it. Fabric, lining, wood, 2 screws and o rings from stash, bought nylon string and curtain eyes & hooks.
Instructions on how to make it are here


I stapled the blind to the wood, but the velcro is a fab idea if you need to wash it regularly. I only used 3 rods and next time I'm going to sew the rod pockets to the lining before I attach the 2 bits of fabric together.
Anyway the arrow in the pic is where it is secured to a cup hook. And it's only partially up.

Am a big fan thanks to receiving a good few items from you but only found this thread now lol...

I want to make a few roman blinds and curtains for the house so I think I'll use your link and start off with a small simple one ....

Thanks for the inspiration and the lovely creations ;-)

Gormal 02-08-2011 12:51 PM

wash powder box to bin
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Thankyou everyone!

I used a large washing powder box and covered with nice patterned paper.
Now I have a groovy bin that fits between the dressing table and wall.

Gormal 03-08-2011 04:05 PM

Fabric scraps, wool, old pillow to ragdoll vacumm cover
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I've wanted to make one of these vacuum covers ever since I saw one in some movie. Don't know why, but I just thought it was such a clever idea.
Bear in mind I have no idea how these are made and the only thing I could find on the internet was to behead a soft toy..... nope not doing that!

So basically what I did was make a rag doll torso, using a plate to draw round for the head. I've never made a doll either so this is new to me. Make arms, stuff and pin to torso (this I didn't do first...duh eejit), sew the body and stuff the head. Then I had to figure out the gap for the handle to go in, I find it easiest to place it on the handle and pin in place, when you take it off straighten it up and sew around it. stuff it well and fit over the handle, it should sit nicely. Sew the stuffed sides closed.
Okay next up is the hair......another mystery to me but I found a tutorial and made two sets and stitched them onto the head, I decided to plait the hair for practicality.
Next up is the face, now this had me searching for quite a while as I wanted a sort of manga/anime style with the eyes. when I finally found something I liked I stitched the face on, putting pink felt for the mouth.
Off to the charity shop and found a nightie, took the front off it and was left with the skirt which I pleated to fit the doll, then I added the crossover front and sewed in place, also made a t-shirt to put under it.
It might be a better idea to make the torso with a bit at the back to slip the handle into.

mondubics 03-08-2011 05:02 PM

Maybe I don't need to get someone to move a shelf, so the vacuum goes in a cupboard after all!
How about a family group, to include the ironing board (well, maybe it would be a bit of a giant) and sweeping brush?
Well done.

TickTock 03-08-2011 05:29 PM

I saw this in a movie too, can't remember what, where or when! Congratulations - another job well done!

Chris P 03-08-2011 08:52 PM

from Admin
Clever, functional, decorative, and fun.

Well done, Gormal.

Thanks for sharing!

Chris P

Laineym 03-08-2011 09:36 PM


Originally Posted by Gormal
Thankyou everyone!

I used a large washing powder box and covered with nice patterned paper.
Now I have a groovy bin that fits between the dressing table and wall.

Love this - you are so talented - I have a washing powder box I must try this when it's empty ...


melissabell 04-08-2011 11:08 AM

That is so cute, I think I saw that movie too but can't remember what it was!! and the bin I'm definitely going to make one of those for my bedroom really brilliant idea!!!!

melissabell 04-08-2011 11:10 AM


Originally Posted by Gormal
Been wanting to make these for ages but wasn't able to get a hold of felt until this week. I'm still at it but here are the first Plushies of the machine. Frankie the green monster is made from a t-shirt the other two are from felt sheets I picked up at a car booter. I hand stitched the felt eyes etc on.
One looks more like a carrot than monster...lol the cat is also from an old tee.

I'm a real cat person, I love the cat!!! if you make more please let me know, I'd love one!!! you should definitely sell them and I'm first in line :)

Gormal 13-08-2011 03:36 PM

Multi-purpose Bag
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I'm off for a wee trip soon and thought it would be nice to have an overnight bag so I don't have to lug my rucksack in and out of B&Bs on route.
I also thought it would be good if I could get my sewing machine into it... when not traveling! So this is my overnight/weekend/sewing machine bag.
Fabric remnants off JT, Zip from Maggied (thank-you 1 left now). Own pattern.
Basically it's a big bowling styled bag, it took 3 days to finish and I was really glad that the S. Machine fitted in it, but only just.
The straps run from side to side under the bag for support, are long enough to go on the shoulder and short enough to carry. it has a large zip pocket inside as well as 2 compartments on the opposite side. I also put a pocket on the front too.

TickTock 13-08-2011 07:55 PM

I love the bag Gormal - its fab!

shonastar 13-08-2011 08:50 PM

Absolutely stunning Gormal, am in awe!

Laineym 13-08-2011 09:09 PM

Wow that is fabulous - you could go into business selling those - if I ever get a sewing machine I'll give you a shout for the pattern...


melissabell 13-08-2011 10:17 PM

That's brilliant, I've a bought one for mine and it's so boring looking, My mum needs one so I might try one like yours :) You really need to set up a shop :)

chamallo 16-08-2011 12:53 AM

OMG I love all the items you have created but mostly the carry case for your sewing machine. Did you have a pattern ????

I used to sew a lot but havent in ages but looking at all your wonderful work makes me think I should start again.

Thanks I really enjoyed viewing ...........Chamallo

Gormal 17-08-2011 02:14 PM

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Originally Posted by chamallo
OMG I love all the items you have created but mostly the carry case for your sewing machine. Did you have a pattern ????

Thanks I really enjoyed viewing ...........Chamallo

Thanks for your comment. I made my own pattern for the bag.

And after taking inspiration from paprikas thread I made a couple of little rag dolls, trying to keep them as simple as possible.

paprika 09-09-2011 06:35 PM

Wow, I love your dolls! They look very cute! Would you mind if I nicked your design to make one?

Gormal 10-09-2011 06:29 PM


Originally Posted by paprika
Wow, I love your dolls! They look very cute! Would you mind if I nicked your design to make one?

LOL go ahead it's not my design, I found the basics tutorial on the web. All the stuff is on my laptop somewhere and I have to switch over to my now up and running pc.

Torann 26-09-2011 07:38 PM

Loving all the photos and ideas on here, especially the over night bag/sewing machine bag!

I set up a 'Make it' page for anyone thats on Facebook, all the blogs and how to make it articles that I find and like I put onto this page to share.


Gormal 12-03-2012 04:31 PM

Torn Duvet cover to ....
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A shabby chic apron. Drafted own pattern, which turned out a little wide at the top so had to put in a fold and a bow to hide it. Added a ruffle hem and there you have it.

Just trying to figure what to make with the rest of the fabric ;o)

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