Use the good stuff craftalong

I’m picturing an Incredible Hulk shirt-rip from expanding biceps and shoulders. :rofl: Not having seen it, my first thought is to line a small suitcase or nice wooden box with it.

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Lolololol not quite

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But almost. :muscle:

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I’m about to cut into this precious fabric

sent to me by the wonderful @AIMR I’m making this DIY Crossbody Sling Bag | 메신저백 슬링백 | Messenger bag tutorial and sewing pattern [sewingtimes] - YouTube which I found because of the lovely purse that @Magpie sent me. This is for my upcoming trip to Rome. I’ll have both of you lovely ladies with me in this post xx

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That’s going to be such a cute bag, can’t wait to see it!

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There is a new sitewide craft challenge contest. If you have made something inspired by this(or any other) craftalong, then this challenge is for you.
Inspired-along 2022 lettuce craft challenge

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Yay!! I love your Use the Good Stuff motto. It has inspired me to stop hoarding the treasures. I am using the good stuff for some TM patches now and can hardly wait to show you all!

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This bag for me just needs handles. I love that hand dyed fabric, I’ve been hoarding it for ages. I’m going to love seeing it every day, so happy I used the good stuff for myself!

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I love, love, love the rainbow! Well done.

I love it, you’ve done a fabulous job

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Wow! Gorgeous!!

I love that fabric…it is so bright and cheery!

Also, what a lovely way to use that brocade! I was gifted several yards from a friend who visited China…I never knew what to make with it…it is such a pain to sew due to the fraying…a throw would be a small luxury, especially with that fringe trim!

@Magpie --you deserve a rainbow project, especially when you have gifted so many of them to others…share the rainbow, but keep a bit for yourself!

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I made a tall tote from some fabric I’ve been saving for laundry!

Will make a proper post separately

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Those bears are adorable!

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I’m using some of the good spoonflower fabric today. Making myself a purse for a wedding.


To go with this 50s style tea-dress

I made the fascinator from four thrifted feather hair clips and some of the good buttons.

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I love the cocktail fabric and the fascinator!

We’re going to a wedding in August (in Scotland!) and I have been thinking about what to wear and what I might be able too make!

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Fascinators are really easy, and you can add all sorts of things and they kinda make an outfit really dressy. You could also make a wrap, August is Scotland could be lovely and warm, or it could be freezing. A wrap wouldn’t be too heavy to pack. And then make jewelry and a purse, for a totally OOAK look.

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I think ‘lovely and warm’ is a subjective term. :smile:

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Most definitely, we’re at the beach in county Sligo right now . My husband thinks we might swim. Lunatic

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We have gone swimming twice already…trying to get in some beach time before school lets out May 27 and the tourists start heading in. It is unbelievable hot now so I imagine we will be seeing a very hot summer…I like it, but it is not for everyone!

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