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#41 Alipires1

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    Posted 16 February 2008 - 12:32 AM

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    A few of you asked about how I made my OOT bags...Here are some directions. Please feel free to PM me if you need more specifics.

    I bought the bags from cheaptotes for .99 each. I bought iron on transfer paper which I printed the logo with the palm tree and the name and location on. Be sure that before you print them that you open up the image in Paint or something and flip the image so it prints inverted....the iron-on will then be ironed on to the bag correctly!! (Make sure you trim the iron on around your image just so you dont have the extra film on the bag too)

    This is what they look like...

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    Once I finish the iron-on. I use a round form like this to make sure the bag is tight when I try to bead it.

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    I use round seed beads that I buy from whimbeads.com...you can get them at any craft store but I bought a lot and got a better price from here. I also use transparant thread...bought from michaels just so you don't see the thread on the inside of the bag. You will also need a beading needle...again at any craft store. (Its just really thin and have a huge long eye)

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    It takes a little practice but you just start outlining the iron on with the beads. Its just like sewing, but take two or three beads at a time on the needle before you back down over the bag and start threading like you would to embroider something...sounds harder than it is! Here is what it looks like when you start...sorry its kind of blurry.

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    Here is my finished product!
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    What size bags did you use? Which color did you order? Natural or white? Sorry I am asking so many questions, but this is the cutest thing ever!!

    #42 JessicaM

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      Posted 16 February 2008 - 03:01 AM

      I bought the bags from Cheaptotes.com
      Canvas TOTE BAG

      I bought the natural color as well.
       

       


      #43 MelanieS

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        Posted 20 February 2008 - 12:18 AM

        Wow, those look great. I am always amazed at all the creative ideas everyone comes up with.

        #44 manda0812

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          Posted 24 February 2008 - 04:34 AM

          these are fantastic. I would love to do something like that but with 4 and a half months to go, I had better not start on them if I want to have a life between now and wedding! well done. amazing job!

          #45 sweet raisins

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            Posted 24 February 2008 - 02:40 PM

            OMG....The bags are absolutely adorable!!!!! I really want to use your idea!! I'm horrible at these things so can you explain the beading process in more detail...i'm sooo clueless..

            Where can you get the transfer paper?? Where did you get the print? Thanks!

            #46 JessicaM

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              Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:15 PM

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              Originally Posted by sweet raisins
              OMG....The bags are absolutely adorable!!!!! I really want to use your idea!! I'm horrible at these things so can you explain the beading process in more detail...i'm sooo clueless..

              Where can you get the transfer paper?? Where did you get the print? Thanks!
              hum..well I bought the iron on paper at office depot. The palm tree is a font actually from Dafont.com that I downloaded. What you need is the clear thread and you just thread like you would to embroider something but as you push the needle up and before you thread it back down you add 2-3 beads to the bead needle....just go around the design. You have to practice for a bit but it gets really easy once you get it process down!!
               

               


              #47 LadyP

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                Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:18 PM

                Those are fantastic. Did you make separate iron ons for each person

                #48 JessicaM

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                  Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:19 PM

                  Yes...just changed the name on each one...ended up doing most of the palm trees for everyone too!
                   

                   


                  #49 can't wait!

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                    Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:17 PM

                    Amazing! I bought my OOT bags already if not I would do these. Love them so much I'm thinking about where else I can use them! btw how many did you do? And did you do one for just the ladies or for men as well?!

                    #50 JessicaM

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                      Posted 26 February 2008 - 09:19 PM

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                      Originally Posted by can't wait!
                      Amazing! I bought my OOT bags already if not I would do these. Love them so much I'm thinking about where else I can use them! btw how many did you do? And did you do one for just the ladies or for men as well?!
                      I have 12 done and 6 more left to do. I did them for the ladies only (think the guys would think I was crazy if I did one for them) Plus they can share what I am putting in them.
                       

                       





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