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Whoever thought those annoying ads in magazines would come in handy?
My sewing teacher showed me an article about how some students had made a corset from magazine pieces and fusible interfacing but instead of making a corset I decided to make a bag which is much more useful to me. It took a long, long, long, long time! But it all depends on how big your bag is and how big your magazine pieces are. Some time I will take the time to put up a tutorial but for now I can tell you that I started by gluing the magazine pieces onto the fusible interfacing and then ironing that after I was completely done gluing the pieces onto the interfacing(and yes you can iron paper on a low setting and make sure your glue is dry before ironing ;p). I then covered the magazine fabric in a matierial that is used for couch covers and can be bought by the yard at a store like Jo-Ann fabrics. I know it's not the greatest explaination but I will make it better. This bag turned out really sweet but it isn't the most sturdy so I am also going to work on that and if anybody has any ideas to help make it better that would be much appreciated!

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Stephanie · Circleville, Ohio, US · 2 projects
If you have a jo-ann fabric close to you then they should have the vinyl couch cover stuff back in the upholstery are but let me know how the contact paper works because I was thinking about using that before my teacher suggested the vinyl.
Stephanie F.
Stephanie F. · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB
Thanks for sharing! I've been looking for a way to make the daily tear-offs of a kitten calendar into a water-resistant bag. Think I will try clear adhesive "contact" to cover it instead of the couch cover stuff (don't think I'll be able to get that).
Frustrated Crafter
Frustrated Crafter · 10 projects
I love the idea. I do magazine advert collages on matboard, but they just sit in my portfolio. What a great way to let artwork see daylight!
Perhaps to make it more study, you could use a fusible webbing to attach the paper+interfacing to a softer denim-like fabric, or just use the sturdier fabric like a lining. Hmm... If I get to try that out during the winter semester break I'll let you know my results.
Again, thanks for the inspiration!
stephie N.
stephie N. · United States, US · 5 projects

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