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« on: June 14, 2012 01:45:11 PM »

First post. *waves*

A fairly simple tote bag with the ever-lovely Iron Man. I got the idea this morning and since I had a day off thought became done. Smiley

I free-hand drew the face using various movie poster and I think that if I do another one I'll probably make the face slightly "shorter" (I think he looks a bit horse-faced) and trim the excess black around the eyes.

To make assembly easier I glued the parts together before sewing with a regular glue stick (somewhat risky considering it's made entirely out of IKEA's cheapest fabric but there was no stains, even after ironing) and then zig-zagged around the edges with as 'tight' a stitch as my ancient sewing machine could manage (I love it but it's about 50 years old).

The tote is a basic reversible one that I made a pattern for yesterday (with this I mean that I taped papers together into a square of acceptable size) and the "decorative stitching" around the top was made in yellow. The handles are stitched with red on one side and yellow on the other.

All in all it was incredibly easy but somewhat time-consuming to sew. I think I'll do Captain America's shield next, but I really need to find something to make big circles with (free-handing would end in disaster). Cheesy



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« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012 01:50:36 PM »

That looks great! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012 05:29:57 PM »

This looks really fantastic! This gives me renewed hope/ambition to do an Avengers suitcase. As for a template for the circles, I've used everything from a bowl or dinner plate to a dinner table (for a circle skirt!) for guides. Once you start looking for circles around the house it's surprisingly easy to find the right size.
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012 12:13:25 AM »

That looks great! Smiley

Thank you. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012 12:15:49 AM »

This looks really fantastic! This gives me renewed hope/ambition to do an Avengers suitcase. As for a template for the circles, I've used everything from a bowl or dinner plate to a dinner table (for a circle skirt!) for guides. Once you start looking for circles around the house it's surprisingly easy to find the right size.

Thank you and plates! Why didn't I think of that? I might still have to free hand a little but then I can't cut straight anyway so my circles would always come out a little crooked. Cheesy Avengers suitcase sounds intriguing. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012 12:22:56 AM »

I love you... ehm I mean your tote! Grin
I totally want one! I love love love Iron Man!
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« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012 05:48:25 AM »

super cool.  my only thing would be to make a pillow version of this- so it could be used by our son  to decorate his room. 
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2012 12:07:50 AM »

I love you... ehm I mean your tote! Grin
I totally want one! I love love love Iron Man!

Heee, thank you. Cheesy Iron Man is awesome!
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2012 12:09:12 AM »

super cool.  my only thing would be to make a pillow version of this- so it could be used by our son  to decorate his room. 

Thank you. Cheesy A pillow would be awesome, might actually make one of those for my brother. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2012 05:50:52 AM »

a string tied to 2 pencils. Put one in the center, and draw the other around it pulling the string taut.

Love the bag! I don't think he looks horse faced at all! Smiley
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