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Topic: "Picture" Zipper Pouches -- One With Homemade Printer Fabric  (Read 993 times)
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« on: December 11, 2006 11:31:34 AM »

Hi all --

I made these zipper pouches for friends' Christmas gifts.  
On the first paisley pouch, I followed queenofdiy's tut:
As you can see, the result was a bit faded -- A LOT faded!  Sad
I made 2 sheets, with 2 photos on each, and they looked OK at first.  After working with them, sewing the pouch, etc., I noticed the color was wiping off/bleeding.  Oh well, I'll try it again, but I may have to wait til after Christmas when I have more time to experiment.  Here's the pics of that pouch:

the back

After that dissapointment, I bought the printer fabric sheets at the store, fit 2 photos per page, and printed out 4 pics, which look much better.  I set to work using different fabrics and this is what I came up with:

the back

both bags together

Thanks for looking!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2006 07:12:10 PM »

Your family members will love those!  I once used photo printer fabric for a quilt I made for my grandma.  It did take some practice (and new ink cartridges) to make the final result turn out.  

This is what it looked like........hope you don't mind me posting a picture of it!

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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2006 12:24:08 PM »

The pouches and the quilt are really cool.  I think that is a really neat way to personalize a gift.

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« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2006 02:07:29 PM »

oooo I like how you structured the zipper on the grey pouch so that the ends of the zipper are hidden yet you still get perfect corners.  My zippper corners always come out not-so-90-degrees.  I'll try your method next time. Thanks!
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