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« on: April 27, 2009 08:39:47 PM »

Ok, so I've been inspired by the woven magazine bags made by rackycoo here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=52309.0 and craftin pretty's mini tut here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=45643.msg437281#msg437281.

Here's my contribution!!

I think I may go back and line the bag when I have more time.
I also have a great gothic catalogue from Japan from my friend Nat that I'll turn into a bag. This was the 'test run' bag, I'm so glad it turned out so good!!

Comments and Criticism are highly welcomed!!

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009 03:26:42 AM »

This is cool.  I really like the handles.

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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009 07:32:16 AM »

This is a great looking bag.  It looks like it has a ton of room in it.  Very nice.

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009 09:59:46 AM »

This is awesome. Great job! Such a great thing to do with old magazines, rather than tossing them out.

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2009 02:07:36 PM »

so I was looking at the tut you linked to and its obviously a little different.  I've never done any woven stuff before (but of course always wanted to) so I was a little confused as to how you changed the tut to fit your needs (only fold the magazine 2 times instead of 3? do 20 accross instead of 10?  how did you get the sides? and how did you attach the handle??)

sorry for all the questions...

« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2009 08:42:27 PM »

The strips are still folded 3x and again 3x. I used full pages before I folded lengthwise (open mag in the middle and take the staples out)
Once I have all my strips done, I 'laminate' them with clear packing tape and start weaving. The amount I used ended up being 10 across and 10 up and down (or might have been 11 and 11, don't remember) Then I wove and taped the ends together to make a big 'tube' essentially.
Basically I just formed the 'tube' into a box, cut the bottom to fold in like a box and taped it and folded down the top and taped it.
The handles are actually quite simple. I cut a fat strip (3"-4") from the bottom of a t-shirt and wove it in the top links of the bag and through the handles. They start to stretch out a bit the more I carry it around, but then I just tighten them when it does that. I think gradually it'll stop stretching.

I hope that helps!

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