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Topic: Grocery Bag Rain Coat and Umbrella  (Read 27670 times)
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« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2005 08:56:45 AM »

I cut the fabric part off of the umbrella and then used one of the wedges to pattern the sections on.  I should have written it down but every weight of plastic produces slightly different results so I just came up with a general theory and carried the fabric wedge around with me wherever I was knitting so I had something to compare to.
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« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2005 10:23:56 AM »

To continue badgering you with technical questions, did you use the bag fiber to sew up your seams?  How much seam allowance did you use? 

Can you tell that even though I hated working with this material, I'm still flirting with the idea of making a major project with it?  I'm contemplating a large lace project....

I work in theater, and many of my friends have had to pattern parasols.  I know what a pain this can be.  You really are my hero!!!!
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« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2005 10:37:36 AM »

I did use bag fiber to sew the seams.  I didn't leave that much seam allowance because I sewed the panels right to the umbrella ribs.  In fabric it would be a different process.  Fabric also wouldn't stretch as much as the bag panels do.  I found that when I actually attempted to leave a seam allowance the panels sagged so I had to make the last two too small so that it would pull the rest of the frame taught and there wouldn't be any visibile droop.  I'm a slut for technique...when you're a craftsperson you have to be more concerned with technique than with product.  If the technique isn't there the product will suck.  Ask away.
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« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2005 07:31:31 PM »

Those are some awesome pictures, of an awesome project!
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« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2005 07:37:58 PM »

what a fresh new way of creating something out of grocery bags. and props to you for being able to make such a large scale project out of grocery sacks, it took me forever just to make a little crocheted tote out of the sacks. it would be a cool thing to wear to an earth day or some kind of environmental-theme fair Smiley
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« Reply #45 on: August 29, 2005 11:17:38 PM »

Hmm.  I might make a book bag.  If it's super sturdy, then I would be good for my afternoon sojourns to the public library.  Our recycling center has a place to recycle those bags, so I always take mine there.  I'll have to save them.

The pictures are fabulous.  They remind me of professional modeling pics.  Hooray for recycling!
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« Reply #46 on: August 31, 2005 10:57:00 AM »

Thanks for voting for me, everyone!   Grin

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« Reply #47 on: September 01, 2005 06:49:41 AM »


        What a way to "dip your toe" into Craftster!  Well done.

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« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2005 11:26:21 AM »

CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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« Reply #49 on: September 02, 2005 03:23:22 PM »

Wow, what a creative idea!  I'm just so in awe of your creations!  Way to go!!! Cheesy
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