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« on: March 12, 2013 04:30:54 AM »

My first post on this board! \o/  Heehhee, it feels like something worth celebrating. Wink

For the Walking Dead swap I participated in recently, my partner had a lot of bags, particularly Teesha Moore (?) and other patchwork bags on her pintrest so I thought I'd give it ago. It was about an hour (and three dozen needle-stabs) into my first patch, when I realized handsewing isn't really my forte. I really wanted to make a bag so I decided to focus on my strengths; one of which is photoshop. So I designed the bag, and each little patch and then printed it out on inkjet printable cotton, cut out each piece, sewed it on to different coloured felt and then zig-zag stitched everything together on the machine.

Et viola; a printed patchwork bag! Or pouch. Whichever. It's my first ever, so I'm sort of ridiculously proud of it.

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It's a mix of the show and the comics, featuring quotes and motifs and images from both.

Thanks for clicking my link and taking a look. Wink
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2013 04:41:12 AM »

That is AMAZING!!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2013 06:15:14 AM »

I think I might have to find a way to snatch this from your swap partner... Cheesy

It is incredible!  I love the way you did it...using mixed images and sewing it a bit wonky...

The Cherokee Rose brought a tear to my eye! Sad
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2013 08:04:40 AM »

 The bag is awesome. You did a fantiastic job with the images. I have never heard of inkjet printable cotton. I'm going to have to Google that!
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2013 08:08:58 AM »

Very cool!
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2013 08:14:14 AM »

That looks amazing!! Excellent idea!
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013 08:56:08 AM »

You are very creative, it's a unique bag.
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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013 07:28:15 PM »

Wheee! Thanks for the lovely feedback, peoples! Cheesy Cheesy

I think I might have to find a way to snatch this from your swap partner... Cheesy

It is incredible!  I love the way you did it...using mixed images and sewing it a bit wonky...

The Cherokee Rose brought a tear to my eye! Sad

To start with I wasn't going to include that Cherokee Rose patch, but I liked the contrast of that panel and the one opposite it; the zombie ears from Daryl. It's my little nod to both the hard edge and soft center of Daryl. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2013 01:07:55 AM »

This bag is awesome! Defiantly something I could imagine for sale at a store, and even then it wouldn't be near as cool as this (because everything is cooler handmade!)
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« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2013 01:18:19 PM »

O_O oh my goodness..

Haha "Keep calm and hide behind Daryl" that's just too good. This is awesome, something to wear around proudly!
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« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2013 08:52:53 AM »

You should be ridiculously proud of it!!!  That is fantastic!  LOVE IT.  And I too haven't heard of inkjet printable cotton so I too am grateful for your share.  MUCH appreciated.  Yowza - that is just too cool.  LOVE IT.  LOVE IT.
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« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2013 03:17:08 PM »

Ok, so I don't have cable/satellite at home, so I must admit I've never seen The Walking Dead (though I just requested season one from the library to see what all the Hoopla is about!), but I really love the clash of all the different elements on this bag!  It's super cool!
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2013 01:57:56 PM »

Omg! I love this! I wish I knew photoshop
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2013 09:35:58 PM »

How did you get the ink not to run? The fear I have with inkjet fabric is that the ink will run as soon as I put it to wash and ruin the whole project.
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2013 04:05:36 AM »

Aw, thanks guys! Smiley

How did you get the ink not to run? The fear I have with inkjet fabric is that the ink will run as soon as I put it to wash and ruin the whole project.

Most are pre-treated with some kind of chemical that sets the ink. Or you can buy something called "bubble jet set" (I think) and do it yourself with plain 100% cotton.  Just allow the ink to 'set' overnight before you wet it and you should be good, although I think it's best to just gently handwash them in any case.  Also! Always use genuine inks - if you're using those diy refills for your printer you won't (at least I didn't) get optimal results.
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2013 12:24:19 PM »

As a fan of both the show and the comics, unbelievably awesome.
Lucky partner!
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2013 03:29:04 AM »

awesome bag. totally awesome!
I love the walking dead and you've put all the characteristics so nicely in the bag!
I might be stealing your idea haha Cheesy
Do you think it would work the same with 100% cotton ironed to freezer paper?
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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2013 04:35:14 AM »

Aww, thanks guys! I just hope my partner liked it as much as you guys. Wink

awesome bag. totally awesome!
I love the walking dead and you've put all the characteristics so nicely in the bag!
I might be stealing your idea haha Cheesy
Do you think it would work the same with 100% cotton ironed to freezer paper?

It should work the same; that's basically all those printable sheets are. I have tried it myself but my printer keeps having trouble running them through and I was wasting so much ink that it actually worked out cheaper to buy the expensive packaged ones.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2013 05:28:40 AM »

This is absolutely amazing.  You should definitely be proud!!!!
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2013 10:43:03 PM »

I'm a zombie-fanatic and this is everything I would want in a bag!  The "don't open! dead inside!" Patch seems very funny on a bag to me- good choices all around.
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« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2013 06:18:16 PM »

I love this!!! Great job!
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« Reply #21 on: April 26, 2013 07:50:29 PM »

That's just beautiful!  Really nice work - I love that you found a way to let your strengths shine!!

I'm never calm, but I'll get behind Daryl anyway.  He's my hero.
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« Reply #22 on: April 26, 2013 08:30:18 PM »

Love this!!
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nice work!
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« Reply #24 on: June 09, 2013 12:08:08 PM »

LOVE IT!
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« Reply #25 on: November 26, 2013 02:34:21 PM »

Love the bag!  and the ppl in heck quote!  I use that a lot at work. 
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