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« on: January 04, 2013 06:51:40 AM »

I am in love with the Phoebe bag  (free at: http://artsycraftybabe.typepad.com/tutorials/phoebe_bag.pdf ) AND I love re-purposing old clothes.  This time I used a Creepy Carnival t-shirt from Shirt Woot.com.
The color is WAY off in the picture, but you can see the wavy, vine-like quilting at least.

I quilted the back to look like cut wood.  Again, the color is way off.

The color is more accurate in this picture.
It was lots of fun to make.
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2013 10:32:41 AM »

So neat that you quilted the back! I love the off-center graphic too. Fun!
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013 02:54:30 PM »

First off, great quilting job, I can totally see this as looking like wood, and 2nd, how in the heck do you sew t shirt fabric so nicely? I am struggling with knits in general. 2nd, I would have never considered a t shirt as a remake into a bag. Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2013 06:37:47 PM »

Lovesclutter, before quilting on the t-shirt, I ironed Shap-Flex woven, fusible interfacing on the backside, then I basted a light weight fusible fleece prior to quilting. The bag has a nice weight and shape without being overly stiff.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013 09:19:17 AM »

this is really cute!  When I get home from work, I'm going to pin it!  I love the tshirt you chose- it made a great upcycle!
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013 02:30:40 PM »


Thank you so much for sharing. And NEWS to me is they have fusible fleece. How awesome is that? That gives me a great idea.

So do you use a ball needle or regular one?
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013 05:38:08 PM »

VERY cool bag.  I love the Phoebe pattern too, and that shirt made a really excellent bag!  Great job.  I really like Shirt.woot, too - have gotten some cool T's for my son from there - the fav so far is the elemental eatery (http://shirt.woot.com/offers/the-elemental-eatery).  I know this is about bags and not shirts, but I LOVED this shirt, and so did my boy  . . .
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013 06:37:08 PM »

Loves clutter, I used whichever needle is in my machine. . .it has been there for awhile, so it is probably time to change it. Smiley.  Padester, I, too, love Woot shirts. I am building a collection of Game Night T-shirts (Monopoly, Risk, and Clue. My DD has Settlers of Cattan).
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