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Topic: What should I do with this? Cassette Tape Embroidery  (Read 14604 times)
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« on: September 08, 2010 01:07:42 PM »



I embroidered this up on a whim, basically just because I love old cassette tapes. But now I have no idea what to do with it. It looks kinda boring in a frame or hoop and I don't know if I need another zipper pouch. Help me out please?!

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010 01:18:52 PM »

How big is it? I think it would make an awesome iPod cover!
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010 01:20:15 PM »

I've got two thoughts if you want to display it and don't mind adding more embroidery.  Since you've already got the cassette tape, you could add the ribbon tape and make it more interesting.

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/iri5/sets/72157611954107572/detail/
http://img413.imageshack.us/f/blasterdetailtn9.jpg/

I love your work so far though!  Hope that helps!
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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010 01:28:55 PM »

Oh oops, I forgot to say, it is about 4in x 6 in. So too big for my iphone and too small for my kindle. :/
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010 02:00:40 PM »

You could appliqu it on a shirt, bag or on a pillow. It looks great!
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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010 02:05:39 PM »

i'd definitely go for the tshirt option! It's so cute!
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2010 02:14:59 PM »

You could use it as a patch on clothing or on a bag.
Nice embroidery job!
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010 02:44:31 PM »

Cute!  I second the ipod idea.
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2010 02:47:07 PM »

Oh I especially like the idea of using it as an applique! I don't know why I didn't think of that. Maybe I will make a bag to put it on.
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010 04:19:22 PM »

You could make a cute wallet out of it? the holidays are coming up and it'd make an awesome present Smiley

I was also going to suggest the bag applique idea Smiley you could even applique it onto a tshirt and add stuff which goes beyond the outlines of the fabric to encorporate it into the tshirt a lot more and make it look like less of an add on Smiley
could do rainbow ribbons etc coming out of it like suggested before
would look cute ^.^
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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2010 10:16:44 PM »

Punkyflossy is right, it'd make an awesome present!.... I accept early b-day presents *wink wink* (lol jk)
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« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2010 04:17:09 AM »

It's really cute!
I'd make it a patch and sew it to something, or turn it into a wallet like a few others have suggested.
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« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2010 07:05:26 AM »

I was not expecting to see this on the front page this morning. Thanks for the love everyone! Made my day.

I think I am leaning towards putting it on a bag but now I am just trying to figure out if I want to add anything to it and what kind of bag to make.

I will probably gift it this Christmas, because honestly, I have enough bags. (i cant believe I just said that!)
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2010 10:41:44 AM »

And also, it gives you the opportunity to look very organised by saying to the destined reciever 'oh yeah, i've got yours'
and they'll be in crippling suspense for months.
unless you are like me and just tell them D:
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2010 11:12:11 AM »

love it- bag would be fab, it would look great on a tote
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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2010 11:37:20 AM »

First it's really well done with the choice of the 80's colors, I love it!
Maybe you can make a cozy for your old walkman (if you still have one!  Roll Eyes) or turn it into an applique for a t-shirt or maybe stayin" 80's by using it for an applique on the back of tiny daisy duke short!
Hope I'd helped.

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« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2010 02:48:16 PM »

Cute! An ipod or phone cover would be cool or maybe a patch for a jacket.
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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2010 10:05:20 AM »

It would make a great applique. I love it! Somehow it reminds me of "Juno".
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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2010 02:40:48 PM »

if you do the shirt idea, maybe you could cut about a cm around it, sew it on and fray the edges, or use rick rack scissors (the squiggly ones?Smiley) hope i helped! its sooo cool! btw if you have normal cassete tapes you can take a fabric paint close to the color of the tee and use the cassette to stamp it. just a thought.......  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2010 03:50:39 PM »

I love the color combination in this.  The satin stitch is a very nice component, too Smiley  Good job.
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« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2010 11:38:25 AM »

You got me brainstorming! It brings back a memory of decorating mix tapes with collages and colored pencils.

I think it would make a great electronic cozy or cover for an external drive. I think I would cover my ugly modem or router. It wouldn't even need to cover the entire unit - just enough to hide in plain site. You could also put it on a wooden box - something around the size of a cassette organizer. Like the crate style box or a wooden cigarbox - the kind with a slide top. My ex gets them from a cigar store for a few bucks.

I came across this post looking for ideas for my iPod speaker dock. The speakers are good but my ipod is crackling and I am pretty sure what ever I replace it with won't fit in the space. A crafted or maybe even a decorated real cassettes would be awesome. Thanks for the the post!

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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2010 07:50:07 AM »

I loooove some of your ideas Barbara, you really have me thinking outside the box. It is still sitting here on my desk daring me to make something with it.
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« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2010 09:35:02 AM »

i love it. i usually turn things like this into patches... that way you can have it on a tote bag and show it off everywhere you go!
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