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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tote Bag from used mailer envelopes & Starburst packages on: April 16, 2006 05:18:02 PM
awesomeeee!!!! Your very artistic!
How many envelopes do you think you used?
And did you use a sewing machine for this??


I used 3 envelopes. 1 for the base and 2 for the sides.
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Discussion and Questions / Re: BAG CHALLENGE :2: SPRING BAG! on: April 16, 2006 07:59:31 AM
Bag Title: Starburst Tote
Materials used: recycled Tyvek envelopes, recycled Starburst packages, cotton fabric, Sharpie markers
Here's my original post: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=90153.0

Bag picture:
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tote Bag from used mailer envelopes & Starburst packages on: April 16, 2006 07:39:36 AM
Hey folks! Thanks for the compliments.
I googled Tyvek and it is a product by DuPont that has the combined properties of film, fabric and paper.
http://www.tyvek.com/whatistyvek.htm
It seems to wear pretty well. After I drew on the envelopes I crushed the pieces all up and they became really soft, like fabric. It was a little slippery to sew on so go slow on your sewing machine.
I know that FedEx and the US Post Office use these kinds of envelopes. My mom also found some plain white ones at Office Max so you might try there. I bet that Kinko's would carry these as well since they are partners with Fed Ex.
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Tote Bag from used mailer envelopes & Starburst packages on: April 15, 2006 01:23:16 PM
I wanted to do something with these Tyvek mailer envelopes that I had so here is what I came up with.



I thought this would make a great tote bag to keep in the car for groceries, etc... I used 3 mailer envelopes for the bag and 2 Starburst packages for the pockets (there is another pocket on the other side). I drew on the envelopes with Sharpies. BTW - working with Sharpie markers for several hours is VERY stinky!!!! I would highly recommend getting a respirator before spending an afternoon with your Sharpie collection.

Here's the inside shot. I used regular cotton fabric for the liner and added an extra pocket.


Has anyone else done something crafty with Tyvek envelopes? I have several envelopes sitting around and I would like to do something different with them.

15  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 10 ENTRIES / Re: Patchwork Decoupage Dr. Scholls on: April 07, 2006 03:27:56 PM
I love your shoes! I have a pair of plain Dr. Scholl's with a black strap that have been calling to me to be decorated.

How does the gel medium covered footbed feel on your foot? Does the shoe feel sticky against your skin? Also, how did you remove the strap? Any recommended tools?

Mo
16  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Clapotis made out of sock yarn on: April 03, 2006 08:49:25 PM
Hi everyone! Thanks so much for the compliments.

Knits_with_animals, I used a single strand and size 4 needles. I wanted the stitches to be tightly knit. Knitpicks lace sounds like a great idea. You might even have to triple strand that.

Katherine, nice to see a familiar "face" out here in Crafter Land. You should post that green clapotis that you made. That's the one that inspired me.
17  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Clapotis made out of sock yarn on: March 29, 2006 01:01:27 PM
Hi, Lil Red Riding Hood. I did use the knitty.com pattern and just adjusted for the difference in yarn weight.
18  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Clapotis made out of sock yarn on: March 29, 2006 12:43:15 PM
Thanks for compliments!!!
Now that I have made two out of different yarn weights, I really prefer the sock yarn. The sock yarn just seems to drape a little nicer than the one made out of Noro.

As far as the pattern, all I did was add 2 repeats to the increase part and 6 more repeats to the straight part. That's it. Of course your decrease section will take an extra 2 repeats to finish.
19  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Clapotis made out of sock yarn on: March 29, 2006 12:15:31 PM
I know I'm on the trail end of the Clapotis craze but I have become obsessed with them this year. I've already finished two and am working on another one which should be finished in a couple of weeks.

Here's the first one I made (I'm keeping this one):
http://home.houston.rr.com/chuckandmo/images/clapotis1.jpg
I used "Socks That Rock" yarn from www.bluemoonfiberarts.com. The colorway is Carbon. I used 2 & 1/3 hanks. I was afraid the clapper wouldn't be long or wide enough for me so I added two repeats of the increase section and 6 more repeats of the straight section. I love it!!! Even though it is pretty warm here in Texas, I've used this several times at the office and in chilly restaurants.

Here's another one I made for my mother. This time I used Noro Silk Garden (7 balls) and made it exactly to the pattern specifications.
http://home.houston.rr.com/chuckandmo/images/clapotis2.jpg

The one I'm currently working on is also made out of "Socks That Rock" but in the Cobalt Bloom colorway.
20  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Does any one else buy WAY too much yarn? on: January 30, 2006 02:36:19 PM
I totally understand. I just recently went through my stash and discovered that I had enough sock yarn to make 16 pairs of socks. Knitty.com is a great resource for patterns. You might be able to find something that fits your yardage. I also take my "unclaimed" yarn to my SnB group to see if anyone has suggestions.
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