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« on: November 13, 2012 10:17:15 PM »

Hey, all. Cheesy

Thanks to the bag I got from the whendonverse swap, I saw the potential in making bags from pillowcases. I found the one I got really useful because it takes up so little space in my usual bag, but it's really useful during shopping. I decided to make one for one of my girl friends who just had her birthday last November 8.



I cut a pillowcase in half and used the bottom half to make her bag. (I'll probably make the top half into another bag).  I zigzagged the raw edge, folded it down and just stitched around for the top. I sewed a couple of inches from the corners of the bottom to give it a squared bottom. I sewed gold ribbon as handles.

Here's a picture of the stencil in progress:


And here's another shot of the final bag:
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2012 05:19:32 PM »

How cute!  I love the stenciling!
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That is extraordinary. Quite extraordinary.
I just rewatched Sherlock this past weekend. Great job! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013 01:11:15 PM »

That was amazing! I've never considered making bags from pillowcases, but now I see one I want Wink. Is it sturdy? Could it hold books, or do you think it'd need a bit of reinforcment?
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2013 05:48:43 PM »

it's actually pretty sturdy. i use mine a lot. i filled it with books during a bookstore warehouse sale, and i've used it to carry 2 1.8kg tins of milk
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