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« on: December 30, 2008 01:03:05 PM »

I made this bag in the Make Love Not War swap for my partner, TwistMySister.  She is an anarchistic punk and mentioned in her questionnaire that she made sandwiches and handed them out to the homeless people in her city.  So I thought I'd make her a sandwich bag to help her spread this love.  And it had to be made from tartan.  But which tartan?  What sort of tartan would a punk like?

Aha!  Anarchist's tartan!

I bought some black fabric that had just a thin white stripes across it.  Then I attacked it with bleach.  Yarrrr!  There are some very faint bleached stripes left on my concrete...

I measured up a piece of bread to work out how big the bottom should be to ensure sandwiches can easily sit in it without getting all bunched up and worked from there.  A nice long handle, some buckles to keep all the bulging sandwiches in there and voila!  it was done!

For the lining, I found some skull print fabric, with TwistMySister's fabourite colour, fluro green.  So cool!  And for the front pocket, I lined it with strawberry print fabric, another of her favourites.

Unfortunately my local craft shop was out of black strapping for the buckles and couldn't commit to a time when it would be coming in, so I had to go with white strapping.  That's the only thing I'm not happy with.  I made it from my own pattern, using my own Crumpler bag for guidance with the buckles and strapping.

Let me know what you think... improvements to be made... things you like... I'd really appreciate your feedback, as I enjoyed making it and would like to do more!


« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008 01:53:25 PM »

this is a great bag!! I love how you turned the striped fabric into plaid!!

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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2008 01:54:20 PM »

The white gives her something to color, adding more of her own flair to it. I love this bag!


I like the way the bleaching turned out as well...I'm jealous!
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2008 02:21:10 PM »

Thanks guys!  I'm so glad you like it.  I like the idea that TwistMySister can colour the white strapping herself.  Nice!

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