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Topic: Star Trek Voyager "Barge of the Dead" Bag  (Read 2524 times)
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« on: August 03, 2007 08:19:18 PM »

Another recycling Star Trek Communicator magazines project. This is from their spread on the "Barge of the Dead" episode.

Front: I laminated the outside pieces so that they're much more durable! Afterward, I embroidered around the "Barge" with red rayon embroidery floss, and used white 3-d craft paint to outline other portions as well as adding a series of red dots in 3-d paint, just for added decor.

Back: I cut the picture out and used Heat'n'bond to attach it to the nebula background (I used for two of the sides and the entire lining-a national geographic map of Orion's nebula). I think I am out of star fields now...uh oh. The words "Dead" were actually on the back of the picture i cut out (opposite of the page I used for the front) so I had to trace them, transfer them onto sparkly red scrapbook paper, put heat'n'bond on it, cut them out and adhere them to the piece.

Side: another sequence of pictures from the spread.

Side: Strip from the Nebula map with embroidered makers mark inside Federation emblem.

The handles are wire with beads. I curled the ends so they wouldn't poke through and duct-taped them to the inside of the lining so they wouldn't tear out.

Uh...other technical stuff...hm...

I again, attached fusible interfacing to all of the pieces for strength and to make them flexible and durable enough to sew. The lining pieces were all machine basted to the outside pieces before I sewed the bag together by hand with red embroidery floss.

What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2007 09:25:36 PM »


and deeply regret all the years of StarLogs I've thrown out.

Would you mind explaining more how you attached the handles to the bag?  All the ways I can think of I don't think would hold up.

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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2007 05:38:31 AM »

So cool! I actually squealed with nerdy delight!

Hold on to it really tight or I may have to find a way to pinch it.

Really, very nice work

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2007 08:23:03 PM »

 Cheesy My bf would go crazy for one in the shape a duffel bag or CD case. He is closet Trekkie.

« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2007 05:04:05 AM »

star trek crafts make me so happy Smiley awesome bag.

my boyf has loas of star trek mags but i dont think he would let me cut them up for crafty purposes
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2007 08:58:01 PM »

I love that, it's gorgeous! especially the handles... star trek is awesome.
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2007 06:17:45 AM »

I've got to go find a trek magazine and make one. It's great!

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2007 09:29:57 AM »

I see convention stalkers in your future

« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2008 10:43:51 AM »

*drools* gotta make one of these!!!!  Grin This is amazing! Awesome job!

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