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notebook sleeve/ envelope/ bag

Added Jan 15, 2010

by reni

Ulm, Germany






A while ago I came across the “fuse plastic bags”-technique

The result is amzing material! It looks a little bit like leather and is super sturdy.
It took me some time (and nerves!!) to get the right amount of material to cover the whole notebook. I cut the pieces into rectangles, overlapped them and sewed them togehter with a zigzag stitch. Then I added two layers of grey fleece and sewed the whole thing together at the sides.

Material Notes

plastic bags, fleece, velcro




Garment Type

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    Jan 16, 2010, 09.34 AMby reni

    thanks to you all!:-) I didn’t use those thin drugstore bags, but thicker ones from a fashion store. So I only used 5 or six layers of plastic …You have to do some trial and error to find the perfect amount! There weren’t any problems sewing the plastic rectangles together, but when I sewed the sides of the bag (then there were 4 layers of fleece and two layers of playstic) it was slightly too thick! I had to use the balance wheel (? handwheel? the thing at the side of the machine to operate the needle by hand);-) to sew them slowly and carefully together.

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    Jan 16, 2010, 01.19 AMby mangos

    cool, and well done too, perfect for your computer while still looking stylish. How many layers thick is the plastic? and how was it on your machine, any broken needles?

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    Jan 15, 2010, 07.56 PMby adabofcolour

    I like this a lot

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    Jan 15, 2010, 07.34 PMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    that is really cool!!! the youtube video was very helpful too

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    Jan 15, 2010, 07.02 PMby kiki27

    Ha, direkt erkannt, dass da H&M-Taschen im Spiel sind! Aber sieht wirklich klasse aus, tolle Technik, saubere Ausführung…oder kurz: saugeil ; ) Das muss ich auch mal ausprobieren, danke für die Inspiration!

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      Jan 15, 2010, 07.12 PMby reni

      hihi, wie witzig!:-) ..obwohl die schon sau-alt sind!! die gabs doch bestimmt vor 4 jahren?! …gut dass ich damals so viel geshoppt hab!
      danke und gute nerven beim bügeln, falls du das ausprobierst!;-)

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