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« on: March 09, 2014 12:08:36 PM »

My partner for the back to hogwarts swap wanted a bag she could carry her laptop in, so i decided to customize a sturdy messenger bag. This was a really fun project, and i used a variety of techniques.

for the background, i created a stencil of the castle. I drew it on freezer paper so i could iron it onto the blue fabric and paint over with grey paint.

afterward, i went back and added details with black and silver sharpie markers. the fabric was then fused to the flap of the bag and stitched down around the edges. I created a second stencil of "hogwarts alumni" directly onto the bag.

i also created several badges to decorate the bag. these were pinned on so she decide whether to have one or all on display at a time.

The gryffindor-her house- patch is crosstitched onto a fabric with a fine count. it's small but with the small stitches it took longer than i expected. it was one of my favorite parts though.

The owl patch is made from pieces of cream felt, then embroidered with floss.

her favorite character is ron weasley, so i made a felt crown patch, and altered a teaspoon to include his face on the handle, as "ron has the emotional range of a teaspoon."

i really enjoyed including so many of her favorites into one project. sometime i would like to create a personalized bag for myself.

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014 09:05:04 PM »

hahah i knew what the teaspoon meant right away .... one of my favorite lines Smiley you did such a bang-up job on this!

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014 01:49:34 PM »

You did a huge amount of work on this, and it definitely shows! The back is just perfect.  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2014 07:06:40 PM »

this should win as it is AWESOME and I use it all the time!!!!!

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2014 12:44:40 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014 05:38:42 PM »

Great job! I bet that was so fun to receive.

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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014 03:57:48 AM »

I bet that x stitch took forever with all that detail! Awesome work!

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