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« on: August 08, 2010 02:42:30 PM »

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/toyvalentine/Creations/Picnic3.jpg


I've always wanted my own picnic hamper and this challenge happened to fall over the first time off I've had in ages so I thought I'd make one as it seemed to fit the summer project theme.

There are quite a lot of parts to this tutorial and seeing as I can't post pictures yet (I'm a long time lurker, few time poster), I thought I'd put it into a PDF. Please, please download it if you like the idea and take a proper look- there are so many pictures there was no way anybody would look at it if I linked to every picture and it's quite long (sorry) as there are several sections to its so I thought putting a link to download it would be best.

The tutorial includes: How to attach hinges, straps with buckles and handles, cutlery & crockery pouches, a napkin & cutlery roll and cushion covers that turn into a bag to carry the rug with.

You can download it here : http://www.tvisevil.co.uk/downloads/tutorial.zip

Here are a few more taster pictures:

http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/toyvalentine/Creations/Picnic2.jpg


http://i70.photobucket.com/albums/i98/toyvalentine/Creations/Picnic1.jpg


This is my first attempt at a tutorial* so I missed a couple of photos and had to fill in with computer drawings so hopefully it all makes some vague sense!

* Just noticed some of the steps skip from 5 to 7 etc- oops. I haven't actually missed out any steps, just numbered them wrongly. Just read through in order and it should work.

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010 05:03:13 PM »

In your Photobucket account, click on "share" above the pictures you want listed in your tutorial. This will bring up a smaller window inside your Photobucket window - on the tabs above, click "get link code" and then select (BBCode) "IMG For Bulletin Boards and Forums", and copy and past the Full size code that is listed there right into your forum post -

This will allow us all to see the pictures right here in Craftster without having to click links to elsewhere -

You'll also want to copy and paste your tutorial right here to Craftster so we can all enjoy it Smiley

Hope that helps,

Jess
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010 12:18:48 AM »

Thanks for the advice, but Craftster won't let me post pictures yet and there are 29 pictures in my 6 page tutorial as there are 4 different parts to it- I didn't think anybody would read it if they had to click on links to so many photos!

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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010 12:44:19 AM »

Hey, there!  I've just inserted the photos for you. Smiley  I made them clickable for larger versions, and also left your link in place in case someone would like to download the tutorial as a .pdf version instead.  Hope this helps!

Great tute!  Thanks for entering!
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010 12:48:35 AM »

Thank you so, so much- I was really stressing about this as I didn't think anyone would look.

Yay!
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010 12:51:02 AM »

Thank you so, so much- I was really stressing about this as I didn't think anyone would look.

Yay!

More than happy to help!  Hopefully someday in the future, we can host .pdf files on Craftster as well.  They are quite helpful!
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010 06:37:31 AM »

That's like 8 tutes in 1!! Thanks!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010 07:36:35 AM »

Slight overkill, I know but once I started, I couldn't leave anything out- it felt wrong!

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2010 10:15:30 AM »

I love this! I've always wanted a picnic hamper too for some reason, lol. I'm going to keep and eye out for some big baskets while I'm thrift shopping.

Thank you for putting this together.
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2010 03:12:11 PM »

There's just something so appealing about a proper picnic hamper! I got mine new but cheap and then kicked myself when I found a huge one in a charity shop for the same price, but actually it was probably too heavy and I quite enjoyed making all the straps etc.

Took mine out for a test run tonight and it was great although I think it would be a good idea to add some kind of a cloth to wipe the plates and glasses with before putting them back in the pouches as this was slightly annoying. You could use a plastic bag at a push, but I try and avoid them. Also, my dirty cutlery fitted perfectly inside one of the tupperware containers- I'd definitely recommend this!

One note on straps- I think I'm going to adjust my shoulder strap and attach it like I have done with the other straps, by feeding it through the hamper and stitching so that the weight is on folded fabric, not my stitching as I'm not sure how long it will last! I'm also keeping my eyes open for one of those push along carriers (is there a name for them?) to steal the wheels from for ease.

Glad you liked it- thanks for taking a look!

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2010 04:44:54 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2010 06:22:23 PM »

Slight overkill, I know but once I started, I couldn't leave anything out- it felt wrong!

Thanks for looking!
I don't think its overkill at all, I love all the information you shared with us! The more info the better in a tut!
These are so expensive in the store, I'm so excited to try my hand at one!
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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2010 06:30:14 PM »

Awesome idea. I think I'll make one for my best friend. So loves going on picnics. This would be great for her.
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2010 02:42:59 AM »

Thanks for all the lovely comments!

In the end, this particular one wasn't exactly a super cheap option for me as I had to buy literally everything to go in it (I rent a furnished place and don't own any cutlery or crockery or anything like that) but you could definitely do it for a lot cheaper if you had existing things.

I think the hamper itself and contents cost me around 40 although most of it was from charity shops/cheap shops but all the fabric is from my stash (the cushions are made from old curtains!) so the all the things I made only cost about 3 for the batting and some ribbon. I can never resist ribbon.

Anyway, this is the first thing I've made in ages and I really enjoyed it so was definitely worth it for me.

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