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You may want to print it at a size according to the amount of felt you have or size of bag to make. Since the pattern is symmetrical you may just reuse sections and not have to print it that large.

This is freaking AWESOME!
<p>Ah, thanks! Being crafty from a young age makes 'making' a way of life...</p>
<p>Great Job, I'll try to do it out of car tire-tubes, that's my working material... upcycling tires into bags. Felt is not so easy to find here in my town, in san juan Argentina</p>
<p>Wow, I'd LOVE to see that finished! I think recyling is the best!</p>
<p>Seems like the felt you have used has a hard layer in the back side? why does it look black in the inside of the bag? </p>
<p>Yes, that could work! As long as the edges hold...</p>
<p>think I might try to make a &quot;quilted&quot; one.! </p>
<p>I'm in canada and there is a great felt store (http://www.thefeltstore.com/). The first thick felt I saw by the metre in a fabric store was in Germany and it is 1/8&quot;(3mm) I believe. It is great and I've used it to make purses as well. This black and grey one is not wool, is actually an automotive product. I found it at a mill store. It is pretty 'bullet proof'! Us DIY'ers are always collecting stuff. I like to feel the felt to see the stiffness. Felt is awesome as it doesn't fray but it is not that difficult to cut or sew. See http://www.madebybarb.com/2016/05/30/working-and-making-with-industrial-felt/ and http://www.madebybarb.com/2016/06/07/no-sew-perfect-little-purse/</p>
Awesome thank you! An auto product! Clever you.
I love this! Do you have a recommended source for the felt? And what thickness did you use. (When researching online I've seen different thicknesses.)
<p>Love it! How would you modify this pattern to add a fold over flap like a lid?</p>
<p>Interesting idea. You could add a flap (square rectangle) to the edge that eventually ends up to be the top edge. May I suggest you try first by using paper to see how it works. You could make a miniature one, testing the shape and size. If you add one on each side it would be more symmetrical. Let me know how it goes.</p>
<p>Very well done Barb!</p><p>Great design and well explained. </p>
<p>Use hardware cloth, it will make a great temporary/disposable sieve. </p>
<p>Interesting idea! That's what I like about designing; absolutely endless possibilities</p>
<p>Yeah, I'm going to make one to sieve dirt from my compost pile to start seeds this weekend. It should work well. Granted hardware cloth is a little more challenging/dangerous to work with than felt but what's life without risk.</p>
<p>What a great idea! This is going on my &quot;must make&quot; list. Thank you!!</p>
<p>Happy to help</p>
<p>Excellent! Gonna make it from oilcloth )</p>
<p>I had been thinking what else could be used. Yes! and maybe even the old tarps... Once you make one you will realize how/where to expand the shape to make different sizes/proportions</p>
Nice! I'm going to have to give this a go.
<p>Great! Let me know how it went.</p>
I love the idea! This looks phenomenal!
<p>Oh thanks! I find the greatest joy in designing new things. Give it a shot...</p>
Awesome, where can I buy such heavy weight felt?
<p>If you search industrial felt you ca find suppliers. It comes in different thicknesses as well. I like to be able to feel it to see which I like. The one I used is black on one side and I think it used to line cars. It is quite sturdy. This place looks cool: http://www.brandfelt.com There is some pointers of working with felt on my site</p>

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