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Step 5: Enjoy your creation

It stands quite nicely and can be used for a multitude of things. Tools, towels, bathroom stuff, CD's, as a gift bag, etc. The nice thing is that it can be flattened for easy storage as well. I rather like the simple geometric shapes as well. Once you see how easy it is make one, you may want to size it up or down and make more! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed designing it!

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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