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Topic: Newbie - Really Wants to make this woven mag. bag work!  (Read 685 times)
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« on: April 28, 2011 12:49:01 PM »

Okay so basically this all started as a 2011 handmade gift thing we were all doing. 5 friends signed up and I agreed to make them something *sometime* this year. So I've did jewelry, I've did record bowls, things of that nature. And while I always love doing it I wanted to do something different. I have very little sewing skills. I got a sewing maching for Christmas (because if I could learn to sew I would be a madwoman with making things!) BUT ended up losing a piece that now I have to order. Argh. Anyway, back to the original story. I did a google search for ideas for some cool things to make frugally and came across the woven magazine bags. I've seen a few different versions, watched different videos until i could figure out a way *I* could make it work.
 Well I got most of it done last night. I need to finish reenforcing the bottom and I was sooo excited with how it turned out (considering I've never did this kind of thing before) BUT now i'm stuck on handles. Any suggestions whatsoever on how to make or use handles that would work with this bag? I am taping the crap out of it to make sure it's fairly sturdy but I want it to look cool to. Anyway, any input would be so greatly appreciated! Smiley Thanks!





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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011 02:24:57 PM »

Very cool! Sorry I don't have any suggestions for you, but I think it's great!

ETA: I know on rackycoo's bag she made a lining and attached the straps to the lining, so that the woven part didn't have to take the weight. Let me see if I can find it.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011 02:27:27 PM »

This might help!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=52309.0
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011 02:57:27 PM »

awesome! thank you so much! i was thinking earlier that another thing that might look cool is jump rope. seriously. i mean not the whole length of it obviously but it'd be different. however this one looks a lot better Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2011 11:45:13 AM »

I did one of these a while ago.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=129756.msg1259591#msg1259591

I ended up getting metal button holes (can't remember what they were called) and a leather hole punch. I also put in a cloth lining since the inside of mine looked like crap. Then I just made a cloth handle for each side with the button holes on those and tied them with ribbon. Good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2011 12:31:58 PM »

Oh I love yours!! I really want to try to get some double sided tape and see if I can make mine work like that b/c really it does look awesome that way! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2011 03:55:35 AM »

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/200131/200131_02May11_DSC_7370.JPG

That's what i used Smiley Old chain Smiley Sewn and taped Smiley
PS! Good luck on finishing it!
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