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« on: January 06, 2005 08:41:54 PM »

I started this last night but got an unexpected snow day off today  Grin  I don't like being cold or I'd go play in the snow.  This is from a Vogue pattern, 314, I believe.

Closeup of the applique which I cut out of fabric and ironed to freezer paper 

The whole bag 

The inside lining which has more of the pin-up girls   

It's pretty roomy with a zippered pocket inside and 2 pockets outside.
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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2005 12:04:33 AM »

heyy i really like that bag .. do you think it could work as a bookbag for school? ive been lookin around for some ideas for a bag for next semester .. <3
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2005 02:48:22 AM »

cute!! i love it!

question, though......

i've never appliqued before (well, not since the days of making an oven glove in home economics at school..), so i'm not sure what you mean when you said you ironed it to freezer paper.....

apologies if this is the most mundane question, but i'm inspired and would like to know what you did!!

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2005 08:28:18 AM »

It could be a book bag, depending on how big and heavy your books are.  It's definitely sturdy.  I can measure the dimesions when I get home from work.  I'm sure you could just enlarge the pattern if it's too small. 

cute!! i love it!

question, though......

i've never appliqued before (well, not since the days of making an oven glove in home economics at school..), so i'm not sure what you mean when you said you ironed it to freezer paper.....

apologies if this is the most mundane question, but i'm inspired and would like to know what you did!!

ta Wink

I used Reynolds freezer paper, which you can get at any supermarket and ironed the shiny side onto the back of the fabric to a) give it added stiffness and make it easier to cut out and b) to help prevent the ends of the fabric from fraying.  I ended up satin stitching around the image (some parts looking better than others) but I could have just sewn very close to the edge of the applique.  This was an experiment more than anything.  I've never actually appliqued before but the front just seemed too empty!
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2005 02:54:49 PM »

oh that is absolutely awesome! the colour is great, and i love the way the applique is slightly fuzzy round the edges - i want your bag so much! *shifty eyes* *makes secret and complex plot to steal bag*
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« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2005 04:19:36 PM »

That's awesome! the design possibilities are endless and intriguing...hmm...
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2005 09:19:23 PM »

hey, craft addict!
i love that fabric you used.  i saw some similar on a fabric website and thought about ordering some.  i also like the applique.  i tried a sample applique that i wanted to put on my nieces' dora the explorer bags, but it didn't turn out very well.  i'm going to try your freezer paper trick to see if that will help me do a little better.

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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2005 09:32:24 PM »

That bag is so awesome! You did a GREAT job on it!   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2005 10:39:57 PM »

How clever!  You did an amazing job on the applique!  I'll have to try that freezer paper trick, too! Thanks!  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2005 01:09:19 AM »

Wow that's one impressive Rockabilly pinup bag! Simply gorgeous
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