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Nigh on two years ago, I began working on my first floppy disk bag (second picture) and then on my first instructable. Within those two years, th...
As you can tell from the pictures, the old bag began to fall apart where the flap meets the back. When wearing the bag, bending over causes the bag to...
What you'll need to construct the body of the bag Floppy Disks: 42 disks are used in the bag, so in a box of 50 you get some to practice on. Canvas: S...
Lay out the matrix of your soon to be bag. I used a 4-disk by 9-disk rectangle and two 1-disk by 3-disk rectangles which will form the sides. Other pe...
Layout how you will drill your holes on each disk and create a template, or guide disk. Using nails and a plank of wood, create a jig you can slide a ...
The two disks we set aside earlier? those are going to need an additional hole to match up with the adjacent disks when the matrix is folded. The deta...
Lay out your matrix, setting the sides aside. Trace the three rectangles onto the canvas. You're going to want to leave a half inch border around the ...
Fold over the places where you are going to stitch the hems. remember to leave flaps on the two side pieces to allow for the bag to fold together. The...
Since we will be using a glue to adhere the floppies to the canvas while we secure them with twine, we will need to choose an appropriate glue for the...
Apply a small dab of your glue of choice to the floppy. For the two specially drilled floppies I recommend a small line of glue along the edge to adhe...
This is how the resulting canvas and floppy matrix should look. Notice the overlap on the side arms.
A square knot is essentially tying a double knot. With the first knot going one way and the second going the other. As long as you can chant the mantr...
starting from the back, the canvas side, poke the twine through the drilled holes and stitch the floppy disks to each other and to the canvas. Secure ...
Put on a good movie and tie knots until your hands blister. Only tie knots on the top and bottom edges and two floppy disks down on the flap side. Als...
This is how the final matrix should look. Notice where the edges have been left unsecured, these will be the corners of the bag. Get ready to fold!
Fold up the bag and fold the flaps inside so they overlap the canvas on the inside. Sew these corners, tying the knots on the outside.
4 ft of 1.5" webbing: I chose cotton for reasons I will explain later 2 footman's loops: found at the same store I bought the webbing, check military ...
Place your footman's loops about an inch down from the top of the sides and drill your holes. Put the bolts and washers on the inside, as shown in the...
When you are using a synthetic webbing, you can cauterize the edges to prevent fraying; However, when you are using an organic fiber, you do not have ...
Sew a loop of webbing large enough for the remaining footman's loop to fit in. Using a back tack or cross stitch, sew about an inch of the webbing to ...
Place the ladder on the other end of the webbing, then thread the webbing through the other footman's loop. Pass the webbing around the loop and back ...
Because I bought these diskettes new, rather than finding them in a dumpster like my last bag, I decided to make the rest of the bag as organic as pos...
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Posted:Aug 13, 2008
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