My very own FE and I made it by myself!

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  1. JMJ3553

    JMJ3553 Mouseketeer

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    This still needs some finishing touches, it is not perfect, and it needs to be Disnified (?), but I love it and I did it all by myself:rotfl:

    After looking at lots of pictures and watching some videos on youtube I thought I would give this a try. I am not very crafty, but I did it :banana:

    Now can November come so I can use this already!:lmao:

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  3. disney debi

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    Nice job.
     
  4. Cheryl726

    Cheryl726 DIS Veteran

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    Nice job! Can I ask how you did it?
     
  5. goofystitchfan

    goofystitchfan SSR Owners

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    Great job! :thumbsup2
     
  6. JMJ3553

    JMJ3553 Mouseketeer

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    I was afraid someone was going to ask this :rotfl:

    I will try my best to explain :)

    1. I cut out two strips of fabric... approx. 9" x 36"

    2. I then cut out three pockets... approx. 13" x 9"

    3. I ironed on interfacing to the pockets to make them a little stiffer

    4. Fold over the top of the pocket 1/4 inch and hem with sewing machine

    5. Fold in the rest of the sides and bottom of the pockets and just iron them down.

    6. "Pleat the pockets" This involves folding it over about and inch and then fold it the other way another inch. *The second video I post is helpful. Iron them so they lay flat.

    7. Place on one strip of fabric. Flip it over so the facing is against the facing on the strip and sew the bottom of the pocket. *Second video also helps

    8. Flip pocket back over upright and sew the first layer of the pleat. Do not get the second layer. Do this to all of the pockets.

    9. Sew the two strips together with the good side of the fabric facing each other. Turn it right side out. Then sew the top so you can fit your dowel.

    *** The videos really helped me. I found it hard to follow written directions that people were writing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2n83BQhIa8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cReoF-gWI9Y

    Hope I have helped in some way ;)
     
  7. minniemouse86

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    Looks GREAT!!I really like the color.:thumbsup2:
     
  8. HotMama

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    That's really cute!!! Good job! :thumbsup2
     
  9. Toria

    Toria It all started with a mouse

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    Super cute! I just started working on mine tonight. Glad I came across your thread, now I need to go to the store and get some interfacing. Thanks!
     
  10. ewerstruly

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    Way to go! I have been all over the threads looking for specifics so I can try to sew one for our first cruise. This was helpful. Thanks.
     
  11. Hollywood Glitter

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    I love the star fabric
    :cutie:
     
  12. BigDisneyOE

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    Oh Mickey in his Wizard cloak & hat would look fabulous against that star fabric!:thumbsup2
     
  13. JMJ3553

    JMJ3553 Mouseketeer

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    Great Idea... Thanks:thumbsup2

    I was thinking about doing the black silhouette of mickey's head with our family name on it on the yellow pocket which is for my husband and I. Maybe one of the girls will want the Mickey wizard on their pocket.:)
     
  14. sorul82?

    sorul82? <font color=red>I have an alibi<br><font color=lim

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    It looks like you have nice deep pockets!! :yay:
     
  15. Snowecru

    Snowecru Earning My Ears

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    Very Nice! Great job!
     
  16. girl_barrie

    girl_barrie Practically Perfect in Every Way!

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    Really Cute!!! Your basic construction looks just like mine!
    I "scrapbooked" inside of clear plastic pockets unique favorite characters for each member of the family, then sewed them on.
    Here's some pics of the one that I made for our family;
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  17. cannp123165

    cannp123165 <font color=green>Very Quizzical<font color=teal>

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    It looks great! I really need to make one for our upcoming cruise, so I think I will have a go at this one! :)
     
  18. JMJ3553

    JMJ3553 Mouseketeer

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    Looks great girl_barrie :thumbsup2
     
  19. jenifred

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    Great work!!!:thumbsup2
     
  20. tamarr44

    tamarr44 Mom to Future Buckeyes!!

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    Great Job!!!
     
  21. howdydoodyswife

    howdydoodyswife Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the how to videos!
     

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