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veehaalo
« on: February 03, 2010 10:29:13 AM »

Well, I just stumbled upon this project today and as it happens, I just made a shopping bag yesterday. Therefore, and unfortunately, I do not have pictures of the process. I live in Helsinki and we have to purchase our shopping bags. We always use the fabric ones. Recycle ftw! As I was attempting to fall asleep one night this pattern dawned on me. It's woven with an old tshirt we had laying around in the drawers. To add a Gothic Lolita look, i tied the ends to bows. The buttons were supplied to me from a friend in Richmond, VA. He makes his own band buttons and offensive saying buttons. This bag features Siouxsie and the Banshees, Skinny Puppy, :: dARkBRAiN design, and Subconscious Studios - Courtesy of RVAfreaks.com. BAM. I hope you guys like.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/fenix_roxy/100_3488.jpg
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010 05:26:08 PM »

Great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010 05:53:23 PM »

Great idea and very cute!!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2010 08:19:24 PM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2010 10:41:37 PM »

Thanks guys  Grin much appreciated.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2010 04:55:55 PM »

Awesome!! Wink
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010 10:31:49 PM »

Hey, goth people need to shop too Wink I love it!!!!
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2010 05:36:43 AM »

Looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2010 07:18:28 AM »

I love the look and style of this bag.
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2010 07:22:50 AM »

so how is this made it looks great.
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2010 09:39:10 AM »

Hang on there Veehalo. I've got tons of unused tshirts here waiting for a project. How did you make this gorgeous bag?
The fabric looks shiny and not tshirty.

Can you tel us how it's done? Much appreciated.
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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2010 10:28:15 AM »

It DOES look shiny and not T-shirty.... how did that happen?

It's a handsome bag even without the button embellishments.
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2010 10:45:22 AM »

that is adorable. was wondering how you get the t-shirt strips to look so good? do you just cut it into strips? sorry not trying to be dumb, just don't have much time for crafting anymore, but hopefully that is changing now as the children are getting older!
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2010 12:44:21 PM »

ihana! and that's pretty much all the finnish i know:)
but i really like the bows and that it's made out of an old alko bag Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2010 01:04:34 AM »

jaaa sorry for the late reply you guys. snowday is correct, this was made from an old alko bag. it was broken so i cut everything into strips, including a couple old black tshirts, weaved them, sewed (sp?) them together. made bows out of the remaining shirt material and just tied them to the ends.
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2010 06:54:30 AM »

Ok, first of all, LOVE IT! Kiss Second of all, I want a tute (so I can rip off your creativity). Wink And third, am i the only one who doesn't know what an alko bag is? Huh
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« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2010 01:50:43 AM »

This is a re purposed bag that someone would carry into a boutique and say "I brought my OWN bag"  lovely.

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