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« on: March 30, 2005 11:37:32 AM »

My cousin is turing 13 in May, and I wanted to get her something really special. Twister is sort of a shared obsession, so I wanted to do something with that. I saw these adorable Twister PJs in Kohls, so I got those and then thought of the Twister clock posted here on Craftster. I got a brand new Twister game at the toy store... and then felt guilty about not using the mat for anything. Well, problem solved!

I first cut two rectangles roughly the same size.


On the bottom, I put two pins about an inch apart. I only sewed what was in between the pins.


Once I had that sewed, I put them on the ground. I put the bottom one face down and the top face up.


Since there was a slight fold because of the little stich I sewed in step 2, I pinned those edges together.


Here's what I mean... sorry it's such a bad picture.


Once I had that part sewed, the bottom of my bag was done. Here's what it looked like when I put each edge out to the side.
   

Then I sewed up the sides!


Then I cut two long and narrow strips nearly the same size. These will be the handles.


Then I made small hems on the sides of the handles. Even though the vinyl won't fray, I just thought it gave it a more finished look.


Then I began sewing on the handles.


Here's both sides finished



And here'a a REALLY bad picture of me modeling it. I'm in my PJs. Hey, I'm on spring break!


Well, what do you think? It's seems to be holding up well, and it's water proof. I could've gotten the wrinkles out, but I thought the i-just-finished-playing-twister-and-then-i-took-scissors-to-the-mat-and-made-a-tote-bag look was cool. I even got the copyright statement on the handle. That way Milton Bradley can't come after me with a giant Monoploy piece or somthing. By the way, this is the first tote bag I've ever made and I didn't use a pattern. Oh, and if you're careful and you plan ahead, you could probably make 3-6 totes. Do you think this crosses any crafty lines?

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2005 04:37:55 PM »

That's great. So the clock is for your cousin and the tote is for you?
I'd keep the tote for myself too.

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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2005 04:58:25 PM »

That's glorious, I love it. Crafting outside the box is always fun.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2005 06:57:44 PM »

That's great. So the clock is for your cousin and the tote is for you?
I'd keep the tote for myself too.



No, the tote is for my cousin. I've got enough mat leftover to make maybe three more totes... one of which will be for me.
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2005 09:23:58 PM »

Wow, super cool. I love Twister so much. I have Twister socks!
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2005 11:10:17 AM »

Dig it!


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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2005 01:07:52 PM »

i'm going to have to make one now. it's superific!
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2005 06:14:44 PM »

ooooooooooo...... Dilemma to leave our twister alone, or..... cut it to pieces..... AAAAAHHHHH!
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2005 06:22:35 PM »

Next time I see Twister at a thrift store I will have to grab it.
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2005 10:12:30 PM »

heh, i see your toe in one of the pics. cute bag!
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