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« on: March 10, 2005 04:57:29 PM »

My first posted project:


Woven out of strips of newspaper, covered in clear duct tape on the outside and contact paper on the inside (to prevent that inevitable duct-tape-bag syndrome - where everything gets really sticky once the bag starts falling apart Roll Eyes)


Closeup of the "weaving".


Flap and Velcro closures.


Zipper pocket on the inside.

Any comments would be great  Wink.

Does anyone know of a good type of closure? I've tried plain loops of tape, Velcro. All sorts of stuff. Magnetic clasps are usually good, but won't work for this.
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2005 06:01:45 PM »

That's awesome, I love it!

Maybe u could do a button loop hole thing. Like sew in a little loopy thing to the flap and sew in a button to the bag part? It might work Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2005 01:56:45 AM »

Wow,what a great idea,it's fantastic!I love it!

Have a nice day!
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2005 02:27:13 PM »

that Is SO FRIGGIN AWESOME! fantsmical. agoobwuh. So hot I had to make up a word! Now I know what to do with all the Sunday Paper Color-comics I've saved, patiently awaiting the craft of the century to come along and be made... I do beleive this is it! one question, though, how does it hold up? I'm usually carrying about a textbook, my trapper and maybe a novel, do you think it would hold, as long as i made it big enough?
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2005 02:39:01 PM »

Wow!  I LOVE this!!!

zippers and duct tape...who'd a thunk?!!

For a closure...are you sure you need one?  With a flap that overhangs so much, wouldn't it pretty much stay closed on it's own?  What if you put a couple of extra layers of paper/tape on the bottom part of the flap to make it heavier...this might weigh it down and keep it closed better. 

Or else, you could add a couple of little straps and attach buckles!!!
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2005 02:57:15 PM »

that is so awesome! Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2005 11:16:07 PM »

AHH DORE AHH BULE

(adorable) im inspired! ima make an iPod case out of ur idea...do u mind?
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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2005 10:52:21 PM »

This is so amazing. However, how did you attach the strap?
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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2005 11:13:26 PM »

Oh my gosh! Would dis work as a school bag?

I luv it!!!!!

 Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2005 01:16:17 AM »

ooh, what a great idea! i'd like one a' them!
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