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« on: June 17, 2008 09:14:11 PM »

So i have this awesome fabric:


It's actually a scarf or something. I got it at an awesome second hand store for $3. I put a copy of the economist in front to give you guys an idea of the size.

I LOVE this fabric, so I'm being quite hesitant with what to do with it. Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008 09:35:18 PM »

I know you put this in the purses area, but have you thought about making this into a blouse?  There's one made from a scarf here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=218762.0
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2008 10:06:09 PM »

"frame" it only with the frame behind it, like stretch it over a wood square like a canvas.  then it's art.
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008 08:47:43 AM »

Because of the patterns on the scarf, it may be difficult to make something w/it. You either have the edges or the middle. You could make a small bag using the printed edges for the bottom of the bag & the top would be the solid blue. I think making that blouse w/this scarf would not work because of the pattern. If you framed it, you would get mostly the blue parts w/the green center, unless you used a huge wood square because the scarf if big.

Ohh - I just remembered I have this in my favorites:
http://community.livejournal.com/naturalliving/3904866.html "Fu-ro-she-key"
The Japanese use this to wrap gifts or you could use this as a regular handbag to carry small stuff. This way, you won't need to cut the scarf.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008 07:24:41 PM »

WOW! That furoshuki link ROCKS!!!!!

I was gonna say use it as a cool tablecloth, but this idea is the neatest!
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2008 08:16:01 AM »

My grandmother used those all the time to wrap gifts & I've even used one for a handbag a couple of times.
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2008 11:07:47 PM »

Thanks for that link! It's ironic though, seeing how I'm studying abroad in Tokyo this fall. haha!

The fabric was a little too small to make a decent sized bag, but I got the idea to tie one of my sarongs I never use, but love the print, into one of these and it worked wonderfully! It's going to be my new summer tote!

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« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2008 06:49:15 PM »

Wow Radioactivepenguin, how creative are you to think of using a sarong? Have a great time studying in Tokyo.
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« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2008 08:46:45 AM »

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Ohh - I just remembered I have this in my favorites:
http://community.livejournal.com/naturalliving/3904866.html "Fu-ro-she-key"
The Japanese use this to wrap gifts or you could use this as a regular handbag to carry small stuff. This way, you won't need to cut the scarf.

This is so cool!!!  I have a silk sarong that my boss got for me in Mexico a few years ago and it would be GREAT for this!!!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2008 05:40:00 PM »

"frame" it only with the frame behind it, like stretch it over a wood square like a canvas.  then it's art.

I like this idea!
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