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Lizzie
« on: July 19, 2006 09:23:22 PM »

Hey all! School's coming around the corner and for my senior year I'd like to dress up my stuff and be crafty. I'm trying to brainstorm ideas while I still have a month left of free time. I'm not supermundocrafty like most of you ladies but I do my best, haha. Here are some ideas I had:

-Slipcovering cheap binders (cute, seemingly pretty easy, removable to wash, etc)
-Slipcovering my schoolbooks
-Pencil pouches
-A bag to haul all my stuff
-Painting my calculator

Other than that, I can't think of much. I think I could manage the pouches, slipcovers, and calculator, but I'm having a bit of a hard time thinking of how to do the bag. I handsew pretty decently, and I do have a sewing machine but for the life of me I can't get it to work (neither can my awesome sewing friend). Totebags would be easy, but I doubt they'd hold up with all the heavy books and binders I'd have to carry. Bags made out of a thicker material generally wouldn't be as cute (I'm addicted to flannel for little kids) and it'd be hard on my poor fingers. ;_; Any suggestions? Any ideas on what other useful-at-school crafts I could do? Thanks in advance!

Edit: I'd love a bag like this but I have no idea how to make one of those...
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KungFuGirlfriend
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2006 03:58:25 AM »

I think a good idea might be to find a cool bag you like from a thrift store or maybe a canvas tote and decorate it.  It would be sturdy enough to hold all your books and there are endless possibilities to what you could do to it, like making felt patches or stenciling all kinds of things on it, or you could even sew extra pockets on to hold all of your school supplies.
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Lizzie
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2006 02:50:26 PM »

True, but I dunno.. Sometimes bags decorated like that end up looking kind of odd. I found this rad quilted vintage-esque material at Joann's and I think I might end up using that.. I'm getting a sewing machine soon that isn't a total jerk.. @_@
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Strutter
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2006 03:05:02 PM »

Hope this helps.

Back To School Craftalong

School Supplies :/

School Supplies revamped
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Lizzie
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2006 04:07:47 PM »

Thanks for the links!
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Strutter
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2006 06:25:42 PM »

Thanks for the links!

If I see more good links I will add them. I know there are...
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Lizzie
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2006 07:28:37 PM »

I found a Simplicity pattern (4391) that has an open top bag with a strap, looks like it'd be great for my purposes. I'mma check that out today...
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