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« on: October 19, 2004 08:22:11 AM »





My sister recently had a baby and was complaining that all of the bags that she had gotten were a little too big and bulky for short trips (ie to the grocery store, wal-mart, or to a restaurant)  I was thinking about her dilemma while picking up toys for my daughter and had a brief flash of insight while holding a recieving blanket.  

Here are the results.  It is a very simple 2 sided tote with a shoulder strap and velcro closure.  I backed the blanket with the neatest stuff -- it is designed to be bedspread backing, so it is already quilted and finished on one side, you just add whatever you want to the other side and viola.  The 200 yr old lady at the tiny shop where I found it said that people buy it alot to make tied quilts.  I've been using it in purses and totes.  

The photos on the sides are just black and white printouts on cardstock that I covered with clear contact paper and sewed to the sides of the bag.  It's just the right size for short trips and she loved the photos.  The handsome little fellow is my nephew Phillip and the rotten toddler is my daughter Michaela ;-)
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2004 09:33:30 PM »

I love it!  My sister in law wants me to make her a diaper bag the is "just the right size" and I know she would love a picture of her son on it!  Thanks for the inspiration!  (I want one with my baby's pic on it too Cheesy  ) 
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2005 12:01:18 PM »

Wow, this is brilliant!  I don't know anyone who's pregnant except ME, so I'll have to make one for myself  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2005 06:19:22 AM »

If you are planning to add pictures, then you might want to use vinyl rather than the clear contact -- the vinyl holds up much better (I've made several more bags since then  Wink )
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2005 11:33:01 AM »

How about those print places that can print photos onto fabric (like t-shirts)? Would that work?
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2005 01:07:17 PM »

That would be good too -- if they are durable.  My sister has seriously beat her bag up, but it is holding out ok.  At our local walmart they actually had kits for using your computer to print onto fabric -- I didn't look to closely at it -- but I did think that it looked pretty cool.
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2005 07:59:10 PM »

I made one!  I used the printable fabric from WalMart.  Cheesy  So far it has held up good.  I followed the colorfast treament instructions, nad haven't had any problems so far (cross my fingers) with the picture. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2005 07:18:43 AM »

Ok, well now I am going to have to try the fabric.  THANKS!
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