I learned how to make checkered fabric from Michael Langerman’s free YouTube tutorial, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EycNKDPMyg. I made 2 small portions that he shows you how to make in the beginning and then a really really really really long portion using the technique he shows you in the second portion of the tutorial.
I attached everything together and put some straps on it. And voila! A fully functional balloon purse!
My friend Gabrielle Hodge, whom I have interviewed here, has a new tutorial focused Facebook page where you can lean via pictures and written explanations how she makes some of her cute designs. It is called Gabby’s Crazy Balloons Step by Step, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gabbys-crazy-balloons-step-by-step/211698412327242?hc_location=stream. I feel that she has really leveled up in her balloon making with these dogs she has been making recently and am super proud of her! YOU ROCK GABBY!
She has a really brilliant Westie Dog that I kind of made to look more like a Yorkshire Terrier,lol. Just click the link to her step by step Facebook Page that I listed above and look under her Westie tutorial.
I also made some other modifications for example, I like the legs showing more and so did not do any tucking.
Enough chatting, now pictures and even videos!
Video of Purse, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ALY5iOqUro
Video of Dog, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cBbu40T1Y4
Video of Dog Version 2, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bohs-722V5M