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ella mj james
« on: August 12, 2011 07:05:52 PM »

this is my first post Smiley and so, something a bit special (to me!)

i've FINALY finished this goram project!



This project is made from soda cans, all rubicon Smiley i love the bright colors, also, bit of a fruit obsessive, so love rubicon.
the noise it makes is a little annoying, but i dont mind coz i love how it looks Smiley 

the white canvas is from an old (and broken) canvas wardrobe, the straps came on some blankets, so SUPER recycled/reused

Also, the only thing i had to make the bottom stiff was some cardboard, so i wrapped two bits of card in duct tape (so they'd be a bit waterproof in case the bag ever gets wet, im EXTREMELY clumsy) and then put them inside the lining.

heres a closer look for the details, the stitching isnt perfect, but this project was a PAIN in the ARSE!



Sewing the cans greatly displeased my sewing machine and it got mad! luckily my friends dad came and fixed it for me Smiley

i was never really 100% sure what i was doing with this project which led to stupid mistakes, like not sewing the handles on before i started attaching the cans, thus the straps had to be hand stitched.

i think the reason it took me so long is that there where so many unknowns i just kept putting it off...

anyways, all done now, and proud of myself even though its not perfect Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2011 07:28:08 PM »

Oh wow!  This looks great.  I'm really impressed by the recycled aspect of it, too.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2011 07:41:30 PM »

Wow, that's awesome! .... you can sew through aluminum cans? Very Well done!
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011 07:51:10 PM »

So cool! Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011 11:14:51 PM »

I think it's brilliant! sewing machines have the darndest tempers, don't they?
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2011 06:57:28 AM »

thanks guys Smiley

you can sew through aluminum cans?

you can, but it breaks your machines, and its really difficult to get the stitching right! you kinda have to go with the mistakes...
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