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« on: February 05, 2005 06:04:57 PM »

so the ReadyMade store has this how-to make a messenger bag kit using tyvek envelopes from the u.s.p.s.  it's seven bucks, and i'm thinking about just buying it, but before i do...

anyone have any ideas?  i've seen some tutorials about other tyvek bags which look great but aren't exactly what i have in mind.  it's an entirely untapped resource.  tyvek is an amazingly complex/weird material that is water-resistant, stain resistant, and actually free for the getting

so any ideas about this bag or other tyvek projects?

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« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2005 07:34:15 PM »

Don't tell the postmaster, but I actually swiped a bunch of the envies to make a bag with. I found it works just like fabric. It's not at all hard. I say keep your money and use a tutorial like the Jordy bag right on the tyvek itself. I promise you it was absolutely similar to working with normal fabric. One thing though, be aware that it will rip a bit easier no matter what you do. Use interfacing to help.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2005 07:24:11 AM »

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thanks for the help Smiley  (and i won't turn you in to the mailman)

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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2005 05:44:50 PM »

this sounds cool..im in canada though...does anyone in canada know if there is a similiar service available like the one originally posted.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2005 07:37:21 PM »

hey. i just got 10 envelopes online. amazing. im going to use them to make my walet. and i never even had to leave the house. thanks. melinda
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