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« on: March 28, 2009 02:30:28 AM »

I've had this project in my head for ages and I've finally done a prototype.  I'm going to use these to give as teacher gifts for my boys' school teachers and fill them with chocolate eggs for easter - but with more, well, easter themed fabric!!:

And...this is what is between the outer and lining fabrics!!  Well not really the dog food, but an empty one of these....:

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And, it can double up as a 'bits and pieces' holder if you push the top down inside:

If there's enough interest, I can do a quick tutorial!!?!

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009 04:04:40 AM »

What a great idea!  It looks fab.
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2009 05:13:50 AM »

I love that!  I do wonder if the dog food smell would linger even after washing the can?

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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2009 06:22:40 AM »

such a great idea!
and also beautifully done!

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2009 06:25:05 AM »

Cute. I love the fabric. I too wonder if the dog food smell would linger. I know cat food tins remain smelly even after washing...

« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009 06:58:26 AM »

Of course; I'm sure we could just pick another can.  I was just curious though.

« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009 08:13:53 AM »

What a cool idea.  I could think of lots of uses for these.  A tutorial would be wonderful; I'm curious how you sew it up with the can between the layers.

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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2009 08:56:51 AM »

This rocks, such a great idea! I'm sure it could be worked out without one, but a tutorial would be cool  Grin


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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2009 01:27:27 PM »

I used a weak bleach solution to wash it (20% bleach solution to water) and it smells fine.  A milo (powdered chocolate) tin would smell yummy!!!  Wink

Working out how the bag is made is not too difficult - just two bags sewn into a cylinder then sewn shut at the top after inserting the can between the layers.  It might be a challenge for those who've never sewn a cylinder shape before and I can give you the math on a different sized can to get the perfect fit.  I need to make another two so I'll post a tutorial anyway.   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2009 01:50:53 PM »

Wow never would have thought of this idea way to go. I love the fabric you choose too, the colors go very nicedly together. great versatility too. Great idea using the bags as gifts for teacher I need to try that one because last yr I used a basket but it still didn't feel to personal. Thanks for the idea!
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