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dashboardownsme
« on: November 01, 2007 02:24:14 PM »

well.. this is my first post.. I'm excited!

Um, this was my first sewing project, before I got my sewing machine, so it was all handsewn. I had two pillowcases, one that was striped white, black, blue, and green, and another that was plain blue. And then I turned it into this:









Ignore the awful hair and glasses.. it was around 2 AM

Likes? Dislikes? Keep in mind this was handsewn, and my first sewing project. I use it as my bookbag now that I have reinforced my strap with my sewing machine.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2007 06:21:45 PM by dashboardownsme » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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f150ruff
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2007 05:32:27 PM »

I love you bag.  where did you get the idea to use pillow cases?  What pattern did you use or how did you do it?   I can't imagine hand sewing that whole thing!!!
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dashboardownsme
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2007 05:40:38 PM »

well, I was too cheap to go out and buy a sewing machine, because I didn't think I was that into sewing. but then I became addicted, and finally forked over the money for it.

Well, I didn't really use a pattern. I got back surgery in August, 2 weeks before school started, and they told me I couldn't bring a backpack to school because of the strain it would put on me. So I thought "hey, I have two extra pillowcases lying around here, I'm going to make a messenger bag." So I just kinda cut the striped one in half, cut the blue one to fit it, and shazam.

Thank you so much for the comment, I was afraid nobody would say anything about it.
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f150ruff
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2007 05:52:25 PM »

Your welcome honey.  Now let me get this straight.  You cut two in half the same size to fit in one another and then sewed the other to the back side of one?
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dashboardownsme
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2007 06:18:51 PM »

er.. yes. If I understood correctly :]

I cut the striped one in half, and cut the blue one slightly smaller to fit inside of the striped one. Then with the other half of the striped one, I sewed it on to the back of the hemmed bag as a flap. I think that's what you were saying, I just wanted to make sure. Oh, and now I can post direct pictures, so I'll go and change those links
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« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2007 05:13:28 PM »

Way to go. That was a good idea.
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