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« on: February 07, 2010 06:48:04 AM »

hi all! this is my first entry, though i have been lurking about for a few years.

i had this bread wrapping at home, and i wanted to use it for something.
when this challenge came along, i thought i'd try  to do something with it.

i also had two pairs of shorts that i was getting rid of.

i decided to use the sturdier pair, and started dissecting it.

i covered the printed paper with adhesive plastic, and cut away the part that i didn't
want to use in this project.

after sewing the dissected shorts together the way i wanted them,
i attached the printed paper.

then i embroidered along some of the lines.

i made the lining out of an old blouse i was getting rid of.

to protect my groceries from the snow, i cut up an old bicycle inner tube that i found next to a dumpster, and the glued it together.

i cut out a piece of cardboard for the bottom and used it as a guide for inner tube.

i used glue and scissors to shape the inner tube.
then i sewed it on using the sewing machine.

i made shoulder straps from leftover fabric.
i decided i wanted to be able to close the pockets in the front,
so i made little straps for them.

i also added a few stitches to keep them from opening to easily.

i covered the buttons in red fabric that i had lying around.

i thought something was missing still, so i embroidered some details with yarn i had laying around.
i had to use pliers tough!

i broke three needles for the machine and one thick ordinary needle.
i also stabbed myself in the hand. small sacrifice to the craft gods.

at last i added the lining. (there are two pockets in there)

i like that it is so deep, that there are many pockets,
and that i can get the straps across my chest for heavy loads.

the back

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english is not my mother tongue, so please be kind Smiley
« Last Edit: February 07, 2010 06:55:39 AM by snowday » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010 06:52:12 AM »

You've got skills! I love the colors! Super duper creative!!
« Last Edit: February 07, 2010 06:52:49 AM by cherrybombz » THIS ROCKS   Logged

I'm weird because I refuse to be normal =D
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010 08:44:09 AM »

I really like this! It looks very attractive and professional.
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2010 12:46:21 PM »

oh, thank you. i am glad you like it Cheesy (especially that you think it looks professional)

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2010 01:16:22 PM »

Very professional looking! And definitely feel you on the broken needles issues.

Also, your English was good! You write as good as most of the English speakers on the boards.

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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2010 03:19:38 PM »

I love how you used inner tubes to protect the bottom of the bag!

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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2010 07:01:13 AM »

Very creative!
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2010 10:30:16 AM »

Such clever use of existing items with such a cute result!  And your English is excellent.

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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2010 07:24:18 PM »

I wish our bread came in such charming wrappers! The bag is lovely - sorry about your hand!  Undecided
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2010 07:42:47 PM »

Wow. I really love your bag. Especially the pockets and the embroidery. You can tell you've put a lot of work into it.
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