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Topic: Maternity T-Shirt into diaper bag/changing pad *Edit: Now with tutorial*  (Read 3010 times)
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« on: November 09, 2007 05:21:49 AM »

Okay, so it's really nothing spectacular, but it was a quick improv on my part.  A lady I know asked me to fix this shirt for her.  She has spilled bleach on the bottom but still really liked the shirt.  She had asked me to just cut off the bleached part, but once I saw it, I realized that it would end up being a belly shirt.  So, I thought, "What can I make out of this that she will actually use?"  And then this idea struck me.  I used scrap material for the inside padding and the handles are the remnants of the t-shirt.  Needless to say, she was really pleased.  Smiley


I'm horrid but here it is finally... this is the second time that I am attempting to write this because my computer hates me.  I had it almost finished and internet explorer shut down.  So I apologize if this seems brief, but I am hoping that I can finish it before something else horrid happens, lol.

I chose a shirt that my husband got me in high school.  It was stretched out and unflattering, but I thought it would make a cool bag.  I decided that this one should have pockets though...

So I cut off the sleeves for that.

Then cut off the top.

Sewed the bottom together.

Cut off the side seams.

Here's how it looks laid out.

Cut a lining and batting (which I forgot to take a picture of).

Here they are all together.

Cut six 2-inch strips to braid for handle.

Basted them together, and braided.

Sewed sleeves together.

Here they are "right side out" (I sewed them wrong, but trudged on anyway).

Pin and sew lining to batting.

Put pocket in desired location and sew.

I also sewed the velcro on to this piece, but forgot to take a picture.  Here is the lining completed.

Pin lining to t-shirt with right sides in.

Sew only sides.

Again, forgot the pictures... pin the top and put handles between batting and t-shirt.  Sew

Admire your bag that looks like it was sewn by a drunk.  Smiley

I typed this in a hurry... and then accidentally saved it before it was done... and now I'm tired... so there's no telling how many mistakes I may have made.  I may be back to edit this again.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2018 01:36:33 PM by kittykill » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007 05:47:59 AM »

beyond cute! so much nicer looking than the ones you can buy.

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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2007 01:48:41 PM »

This is an amazing idea!!!!! And your handles are very inspiring!!!!
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2007 09:44:13 AM »

... And your handles are very inspiring!!!!

Thanks!  The handles were my pride and joy of the project.  I didn't have any black material to make them out of and figured that the pink wouldn't look right... plus I was being ultra lazy.   Wink

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2007 08:13:54 PM »

what a great idea! i love it! will you put up a tute anytime?

« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2007 11:24:11 AM »

will you put up a tute anytime?

Hmm, I've never done a tutorial before... I'll give it a shot... will hopefully get around to that soon.

Thanks for taking an interest in it.  Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2008 12:01:59 AM »

I've never done a tutorial before... perhaps I should have put it here instead of doing an edit.... lesson learned.

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