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« on: January 15, 2010 11:33:31 PM »

So, I made my son some luggage some time back (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=173041.0) using this tutorial:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=156560.0

It was time I made my other son some luggage too.  So, here it is!!:


Yes, it's for a boy - an 8 year old boy!!  He chose the fabric including a hot pink plain fabric for the lining!!  The outer fabric is called 'Bad to the Bone' by Robert Kaufman. 

I used a super heavy duty interfacing.  I literally wrestled with it on the sewing machine but I'm extremely pleased with the result.  The bag is empty in the picture so it is standing up by itself.  It's almost like cardboard.  I would highly recommend it.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2010 11:51:48 PM »

Your boy has some awesome taste!!!! I saw some shirts on the young guys in Wildwood NJ  that said "Real Men Wear Pink" in various shades of pink... where did you get that sheet rock interfacing?
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2010 04:01:37 AM »

This looks awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2010 04:27:33 AM »

That came out fantastic!  I bet he is going to love it!!
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2010 09:01:38 AM »

That is the coolest! Man! I want it!
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2010 09:41:23 AM »

Totally love the bag!  Thanks for sharing...now, I'll have to make my son one!  What did ya use for the handles?
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2010 12:05:34 PM »

This is pretty amazing! I'm going to just have to hit the 'this rocks button'

Your boy has excellent taste in luggage!  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2010 12:11:25 PM »

Thanks for your kind words!  Wink

Your boy has some awesome taste!!!! I saw some shirts on the young guys in Wildwood NJ  that said "Real Men Wear Pink" in various shades of pink... where did you get that sheet rock interfacing?

I'm in Australia and I got the interfacing at my local patchwork shop.  The receipt doesn't show the brand name of it.  I'll ask for the name of it next time I'm in the shop.

Totally love the bag!  Thanks for sharing...now, I'll have to make my son one!  What did ya use for the handles?

I used cotton herringbone tape (which is kind of like a seat belt except in soft cotton).  Very comfortable on the hands.
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2010 03:29:53 PM »

Awesome!!
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2010 12:23:17 PM »

that is too cute! I love it!

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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2010 07:42:34 PM »

This is so cool!  I love the fabric your son chose.
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2010 08:12:54 PM »

It is totally kick ass!
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2010 11:21:10 PM »

OK - you have a kid with a great eye there - I LOVE that fabric and that bag!  Lucky little guy - I would so snatch that luggage.....
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« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2010 02:16:00 PM »

AMAZING!  i'm in need of a new duffel bag too.  now only if my dorm room had a sewing machine....  i'd love to hear the brand name of the interfacing as well.  or i guess i could go in search of some myself..
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« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2010 07:25:20 PM »

Wow, you did a phenomenal job! I'm definitely going to try making this for myself:)
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« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2010 07:44:54 PM »

That IS kick A$$!! I want one!
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« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2010 02:03:46 AM »

For those that are interested, here's a description of the interfacing I used:

Pelmet Vilene (New Zealand) Extremely heavyweight interfacing used to make valances for window treatments.  It is very sturdy and will not wrinkle when sewn over repeatedly in the same area.  Timtex (US) used for making fabric bowls is the same thickness, as is Pellon #70 interfacing.  As a thickness comparison, take a piece of paper you use in your printer, fold in half and half again and half again.  This will give you 8 small divisions.  Run your thumb and fingernails along the creases to make them really sharp. The thickness of this fold should be the same as the interfacing.

Hope this helps!  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2010 10:11:29 PM »

Fantastic what an cool mom to make that for her son!
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