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« on: July 15, 2007 05:12:44 PM »

I've been making bags like crazy lately! Cheesy

First, is a totoro cut-out handle bag. It doesn't hold much, just a wallet and keys. But I usually don't carry much more than that anyway.

I used a crayon transfer technique to make the totoro, then I just hand-stitched it on

My sakura bag, with tied straps:

This one's not very big either, I think it's about 10" wide x 7" tall

Funky post office tote. The outer fabric had some really cool stitching already on it, and I used blue polka dot fabric for the inside. The bag also has pockets on the outside for pens:

An action shot to see how it hangs. (Sorry it's not very close up, that was the only mirror in the house, and you have to stand kinda far to get a full view.)

And this last one I made especially to use for my nurse aid class. I love how the fabric on the strap alternates between the outer and inner fabrics. Oh, and it also has outside pockets for pens, lotion, and a notepad.

I know the pictures are kinda blurry. A photographer I am not.  Cry

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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2007 05:29:16 PM »

I love the bags! Especially the messenger-type one. It looks great, and the fabric is awesome!

She who dies with the most fabric wins!
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2007 06:02:22 PM »

I really like that last one.  It's bright and cool and awesome.  =]
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2007 06:32:54 PM »

The totoro bag is awesome!  Great idea!

« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2007 07:14:22 PM »

I love the first and third bags, great materials. Cheesy

« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2007 09:14:47 AM »

I like the first 2  Grin

I'd be on that crazyness of making bags myself if I had no work this week ... (I have like 4 or 5 friends' birthdays  comming this and the next month! ) lolol  Lips sealed
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2007 11:00:32 AM »

whee! beautiful bags!! nice choices in patterns and designs  Smiley i love the totoro bag <3!!!! what is the crayon transfer method?
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2007 01:06:21 PM »

what is the crayon transfer method?

I used regular crayons, ironed the picture with a washcloth soaked in vinegar, and then let it soak in a salt-water mixture.
This thread discusses it more in detail:

But I know that crayola has also made a kind of crayon that is specific for iron-on transfers.

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2007 01:11:35 PM »

whats the crayon transfer technique?
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