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Topic: Matchbook Sewing Kit (with pattern)  (Read 42470 times)
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« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2012 12:37:54 AM »

Well, couldn't help myself.  Just finished one in cardstock to see how it would work.  The cover actually turned out great.  Very sturdy and didn't need the inner support piece.  I was able to get all the folds but the inside kit is a little too bulky.  If I could do a double side print on the inside piece it would be perfect.  The inside I made earlier from regular computer paper actually fits nicely in the cardstock cover.  Best of both worlds?  Still need to try the Tyvek.

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« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2012 10:16:36 AM »

ooh, that's not a bad idea (the cardstock outside) -- sturdy and saves steps. 

I'm all for anything that saves steps.  Cheesy

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« Reply #42 on: June 11, 2012 07:26:58 PM »

Well, I just finished the Tyvek version and it worked really well.  I changed a couple things.  I used thin elastic instead of string to close the inner flaps, attached a small piece of ribbon with grommets to hook the safety pins to and used the cutter from a dental floss container instead of the foil cutter.  I think the only thing I would change is a slightly stiffer insert in the outer piece as the Tyvek is fairy thin.  I'm still toying with how the needles are stored.  

The Tyvek took the printing really well (I have a giant roll from the hardware store that we normally cut for tent footprints).  I cut the big pieces down to 8.5 x 11 pages and the fed through the printer nicely.  This will make a good sewing kit for hiking for my husband. Grin
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« Reply #43 on: June 11, 2012 09:22:35 PM »

I've got to tell you, I love that -- tyvek was such an excellent idea for something a bit more rugged.

And the dental floss cutter is, IMO, a great upgrade!

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« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2012 09:04:10 AM »

I've got a friend who loves bees and does only a tiny amount of sewing, this will make such a nice gift for her so she's always stocked up with the essentials. I think I'll add a small button or two, a snap, and a hook and eye to the spot with the safety pins, those shouldn't add much more bulk if I space them out well.
How fun! Thanks so much for the pattern Smiley.

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« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2012 07:01:22 PM »

Thank you, thank you.  I cannot believe how cool this is and how lucky I am to see it today.  I just decided to make something for each person (teachers) at work and happened to see this.  And to top it off, our school mascot is a Busy Bee!!  Can't wait to get all the supplies tomorrow!!
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« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2012 01:57:12 AM »

Nifty idea, great design, well excited, with great images = one awesome project. Thank-you for sharing.
« Reply #47 on: October 02, 2012 11:21:44 AM »

I am just now seeing this from your feature, but oh my goodness, this is brilliant! The styling, the manufacturing, the practicality, everything is beautiful. I love it!
« Reply #48 on: November 27, 2012 12:01:29 PM »

I just cut mine out of Tyvek paper and folded it up to get an idea of what it will look like finished.  Did you ever get around to writing a tute for construction of the matchbook once it's all printed and cut? 

I'm a bit confused on how you make it sturdier.  Do I simply glue the front to the back?  Where does the support insert go? 

Sorry for all the questions.  I'm a bit 'delayed' when it comes to figuring this stuff out.  LOL! 

Also, Where can I buy those teeny tiny grommets and teeny tiny brads? 

Thanks if advance.   Kiss
« Reply #49 on: November 28, 2012 06:38:23 PM »

To make it sturdier glue the front and the back together.  You can also cut another piece of Tyvek to the same size and glue it in between the front and back.  I found the tiny brads in the scrapbooking section of the craft store.

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