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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009 08:44:12 PM »

Would you mind, please, explaining in greater detail HOW to make bags like this?  It's a poor chic's all hand-made Christmas in my universe this year, and I could really adapt this to various people's taste.  Thanks
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« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2009 09:13:07 PM »

Sure, I will try. I found two poster that went well together. However you could use one and fabric on the other side, or gift wrap on the other side, or use a map for the bag.

To make the paper more durable you either need contact paper or fusible vinyl. This protects for spill but also cracking and paper wear. You need fusible interfacing for the backside. This keeps the seams from tearing. My first bag, I used a double fusible interfacing. This adhered the lining to the interfacing as well. The bag was very strong with this process, but less finished on the inside. Next time, I will interface the lining seperately.

After that you sew it into a bag. After I finish my daughters bag I want to get a Johnny Depp poster.
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« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009 09:17:56 PM »

How do you not damage the paper when you iron on the interfacing?
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« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2009 09:43:02 PM »

That is the tricky part. I tried protecting it with a pressing cloth, but it wouldn't fuse properly. So, I just bit it and fused it. If your interfacing isn't too thick you might be able to do it from the back. I couldn't. I used the thickest, stiffest interfacing I could find. It made a nice bag but was difficult to turn, there was some wrinkling. I decided the fading/abrasion from the iron and a few wrinkles just added to the desired look of the bag. I embraced the worn look, I was recycling after all.

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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2009 10:13:33 AM »

...And it has meaning. It's like Edward vs. Jacob! Love that!
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butterflyangel
« Reply #15 on: July 23, 2009 08:07:41 PM »

mustt get posters and make this bag for my best friend's little sister (who's obsessed with twilight and wishes she was a vampire too! Grin)

what magazine did you get that out of?
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2009 04:49:26 AM »

The twilight edition of Us magazine.
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2009 01:02:05 PM »

do you know if it's still on stands? i gotta go get it
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« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2009 01:04:14 PM »

I'm not sure. I do remember the magazine was somewhat pricey. It did come with six poster though.
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« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2009 01:10:49 PM »

yeah i think i saw it online..like $10??  Undecided

maybe i'll just get her two posters and make it into a bag like yours 

i really like yours  Cheesy
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