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Topic: I'm Mmmelting... *Cold groceries* bag (with how-to)  (Read 12472 times)
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Lrschic
« on: August 03, 2007 06:55:45 PM »

I'm so proud of my bag for the challenge. I just hope other people like it. The "I'm melting" message is not only for global warming, but also a good way to identify the cold stuff that needs to be put away in your fridge before the other groceries.  Cheesy


I used an old tye-dye t-shirt for the bag fabric. I'd been looking for a way to re-use the shirt because it was from the activity programming board at school (BAC). I thought I would sort of include a step by step in case anyone wants to see how I made it.


I folded the t-shirt in half...


...and cut out the bag's shape around the design.


This is the bag unfolded & unsewn.


Next I tucked in the sides of the shirt to line up with the handle edges, like so, and pinned them.


The pinning:


Then I turned the bag inside out, and sewed along the bottom edge. I also sewed the tops of the handles together on each side. I didn't take any pics of this part. I was too excited to keep going. Wink I flipped the bag right side out and folded the raw edges over and sewed them. Bias tape would look nice, but I didn't have any.

Next I layer stencilled the image with freezer paper. The stencils used images from clipart or hand-drawing.
In process of stencilling.


Six ( Roll Eyes) layers of stencilling later, the finished product!




Holding some "cold stuff."




Hanging:


Side of bag:


Whew! Long post!  Wink
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007 07:08:30 PM »

that's awsome!
& u just showed me a better way to make a bag =]
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007 07:08:57 PM »

good idea! it looks way sturdier than you'd think, being that it's a shirt. very cool.
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2007 07:12:34 PM »

I love this Bag and the dual message! Clever!!
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2007 07:52:25 PM »

Very cute! I love the message too.
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2007 08:31:56 PM »

The graphic that you put on there is absolutely PERFECT.  I love it Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2007 08:47:10 PM »

Thank you all so much!  I'm glad that people are liking it. Cheesy

good idea! it looks way sturdier than you'd think, being that it's a shirt. very cool.
Actually, I thought it would be sturdy because it IS a shirt, but after your comment I started to think about Hulk Hogan ripping his shirts and such. Haha! I'm pretty sure the bag will hold up. I walked laps around the house with milk jugs in it to check.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2007 04:30:05 AM »

What a great bag! I love the graphic and how it really does fit with the tie-dye. Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2007 07:47:49 PM »

I love the stencil on your bag. If your worrying about how long it will hold up, maybe putting cardboard on the bottom and sewing some plastic on the inside to keep the cold in and from your bag getting wet; from your groceries sweating.
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Lrschic
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2007 09:16:30 PM »

If your worrying about how long it will hold up, maybe putting cardboard on the bottom and sewing some plastic on the inside to keep the cold in and from your bag getting wet; from your groceries sweating.
That's a good idea! Thanks ChrissyCrafts.  Cheesy I'll look around the house and see what my options are.  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2007 12:09:31 PM »

That is an excellent idea you came up with, and I love the shirt and graphic!
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« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2007 04:27:36 PM »

Thanks so much!  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2007 01:25:32 AM »

Love the message, and the idea of having such an easily recognizable bag for the cold groceries. 
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« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2007 08:38:47 AM »

that is a really cute bag!  a great idea to use a tshirt!!
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« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2007 09:03:27 AM »

Thanks!  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2007 10:48:58 PM »

Nice.. what a great way to make a bag.. so simple!
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2007 07:42:45 PM »

this is by far the best bag I have seen so far! I love ! I might have to look thru my t-shirts and start making bags!
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2007 08:45:22 PM »

this is by far the best bag I have seen so far! I love ! I might have to look thru my t-shirts and start making bags!
Thanks so much! Smiley Be sure to post your bags somewhere on Craftster so I could see them! Smiley I have enough t-shirts that I could make a gazillion bags!  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #18 on: August 18, 2007 07:47:49 AM »

Long post but well worth it - this bag is awesome.  Thank you for the show-how-to!  You just taught me something very worth while.
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« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2007 12:18:05 PM »

That bag is awesome! I am very intrigued by your stencilling in layers. I have never heard of that, but then again, I don't ever really stencil anything. It looks so professional...like an iron-on.
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« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2007 06:12:16 PM »

I am very intrigued by your stencilling in layers. I have never heard of that, but then again, I don't ever really stencil anything. It looks so professional...like an iron-on.

Thanks so much!  Cheesy I have seen stencilling in layers before in various places. It wasn't very easy for me to get the freezer paper to iron onto the painted sections. I just carefully painted each layer.
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« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2007 04:32:19 PM »

I am very intrigued by your stencilling in layers. I have never heard of that, but then again, I don't ever really stencil anything. It looks so professional...like an iron-on.

Thanks so much!  Cheesy I have seen stencilling in layers before in various places. It wasn't very easy for me to get the freezer paper to iron onto the painted sections. I just carefully painted each layer.

Well, it turned out great!!
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