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  • Laundry bag....more grown up than pirates!

    Finished this one just now, and I quite like it. I've got the 'undies' fabric in cream & blue too...might do one each of those.

    Jules

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    hehe, youd have to put 'bigs' on mine.
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    • #3
      Your laundry bags are really good - I still prefer the pirate one though!
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      • #4
        I like those - have you though of doing small travel sized ones?? I've seen them for sale in Matalan and places like that
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        • #5
          It's great, love the 'pants' fabric!
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          • #6
            Its lovely, the washing line fabric is fab! Well done you.

            What fabric do you use for the letters? FELT? just wondering!
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            • #7
              Felt..

              ...it's more accurate to work with.

              Just wish I could get more shades. I'm toying with the idea of buying wool felt and cold water dying it. There's a worry about it not being totally colourfast though.

              I'd love a duck egg shade, and some better pinks, and a crisp pistachio would be nice too....*sigh*

              Talking of letters, should I change the font?

              Jules
              Last edited by Apple Tree Crafts; 23-03-2007, 08:32 PM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Apple Tree Crafts View Post
                ...it's more accurate to work with.

                Just wish I could get more shades. I'm toying with the idea of buying wool felt and cold water dying it. There's a worry about it not being totally colourfast though.

                I'd love a duck egg shade, and some better pinks, and a crisp pistachio would be nice too....*sigh*

                Talking of letters, should I change the font?

                Jules
                Felt is great to work with and looks fab on your bags. Have a look at this website... usually has a wide range of colours...
                http://www.quilting-and-stitching.co...0a49d7fa187be8
                or her eBay shop ... http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Monikas-Qui...3aFQ3aSTQQtZkm
                I love the font... what do you use as templates? sorry being really nosey!
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                • #9
                  HeHe...I buy Loads from Monika

                  Her felt is great, and it's always, always good quality and evenly felted. I don't know her, but I used to live not far away from her in Inverurie. I wasn't into felt back then though.....typical! I have every shade she sells, but you know what it's like when you're matching fabrics...I get a bit 'perfectionist' about it.

                  I use computer fonts, the one on the laundry bags is Comic Sans. I blow them up to whatever size I need, print onto sheets of card and make templates that way. I get a huge choice of fonts and sizes doing it like that. I have one font called Sixties that would look good on the grown up bags.

                  Once you've got your template, iron a piece of Bondaweb to your felt and draw around your template (get the letters the wrong way around) and cut out your letters.....and you're done.

                  One other thing I do, is once the letters are cut out, I take a pair of very sharp fine point scissors and snip at an angle, like a bevelled edge, all the way around. Just barely trim it, it takes off loose fibres and bits of fuzz that mess up the outline.

                  Jules
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                  • #10


                    I started to get annoyed using card for templates and have now spent many hours cutting out all my letters in thick calico, seems a bit more durable/flexible and I hope they will last a bit longer!
                    I haven't actually used any fonts? as I wanted them to look a bit child like and uneven, so they are all just sketch onto the calico then cut out.

                    You can tell your a bit of a perfectionist as your fabrics are matched perfectly x
                    I also spend hours hunting for the right fabrics. Its hard looking on the net though as your never sure the colours in the pics are true.
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                    • #11
                      Just Bought More Felt!

                      I found a pistachio and a mediteranian blue/green in Monika's shop, so I've bought those. Pinks are still a bit of problem, but I'll keep looking.

                      I use cardboard template for everything small. I was taught that way at primary school and it works for me. I even use cardboard templates if I'm working with fondant icing for cakes - lay the template on the icing and whizz round with a scalpel, then just smooth the edges.

                      Is is hard matching fabrics on the internet. Thousands of times I've bought a fabric to match one I already had, it's arrived and doesn't match...but I've got so much fabric now that chances are it'll match something.

                      I ought to go to FA - Fabricaholics Anonymous - so acute is my addiction.

                      Jules
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                      • #12
                        If you get fed up of using cardboard then use little wooden templates - thats what I used when I was teaching to do all the letters for displays etc. Limited though to only one size/font style but might be worth a try. Hmmmm - I think I may still have mine knocking about in the loft somewhere - know what I'll be doing this weekend!!
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