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but it'd be shame to chuck THAT out

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« on: July 04, 2009 03:44:14 AM »

A friend of mine had been working at a company for automobile safety and he used to take the rests of the big rolls of belt straps and give them to me. They were about 3 meters long. After a while I had so many of these... too many for waistbelts and bags.
Another friend wanted to throw away her almost new foam mattress and had it already cut into pieces.
So I wove the straps into  two 3dimensional covers and sewed them to back- and downsides of really fat molleton (the man had been working on movie sets),closing with big zippers.

Unfortunately on the first, the big piece I put them together edge to edge, but because of their thickness they need a bit space in between and thats why the front is pretty bumpy. Stuffing the foam pieces inside was almost impossible anyway and so I decided that it was fine.

So...take a seat, please.

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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2009 04:48:53 AM »

I love it it's really original. I would never think of something like this kudos Grin

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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2009 05:12:35 AM »

oh wow that's amazing - I'd love to lounge on that Smiley I love the woven texture

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2009 05:14:42 AM »

That is so neat-o!
There are so many seat belt purses and bags out there,
that this is so refreshing/ unexpected...

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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2009 05:21:28 AM »

How much foam did you need?
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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2009 05:30:49 AM »

I had to post on this and hit this rocks. I am very choicy about my replys now because I am approaching LEET (when you hit 1337 posts), but this is awesome. You much have an awesome sewing machine.

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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2009 06:24:39 AM »

That is pretty neato!
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2009 07:16:17 AM »

That's fantastic!

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but it'd be shame to chuck THAT out

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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2009 07:33:52 AM »

Thank you all for your nice comments.

I used this matress which was 15 or 20 cm thick, 220cm long and 110 cm wide. My friend had cut it into those 4 pieces to stuff it into her car and bring it to the recycling court.
And my sewing machine IS awesome, but just an ordinary 20 years old Pfaff. The problem is not the actual sewing through the straps (I used so called TopStitch needles (one broke) with an extra large eye for thicker thread), but the transport. So I put the machine on the ground and had a friend help me dragging and directing the piece.
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2009 08:54:08 AM »

This is awesome! Smiley

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