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Athterath
« on: June 28, 2013 04:04:24 AM »


I made this tote for a SwapBot swap in which I participated.  The remit was to make or embellish a reusable tote.  The recipient likes pink, so I chose to start with a worn pink T-shirt with a really pretty scene printed on it that'd been waiting to be repurposed.  I cut the image out, stabilized the edges with strips from the leg of a pair of pants, and then flat lined it with a larger piece from the same source.


I turned sections from another pair of pants into a back panel for the bag.  I used a narrow strip from the T-shirt to create piping where I pieced them together, and replaced the button on the pocket one section contained with a brighter one.  Then I flat-lined it as I had the front panel. 

The waistband from the first pair of pants became the sides and strap, and another piece from the second pair the bottom of the bag.


I'll probably try the "picture frame" approach to giving T-shirt prints structure again.  It eliminated the sagging from which Jersey usually suffers quite effectively.  With its two sturdy layers, the bag has a nice weight and I think it'll hold up well to use.
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Taramor
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013 07:26:08 AM »

It looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013 08:30:46 AM »

I love the print on the shirt.  Great job on putting this all together.
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