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December 07, 2009

Make a custom zippered pouch

Somehow I ended up at Marie Claire Idées and found this zippered pouch project, which is explained in French. If you need help deciphering it, use Google Translate. But as far as I can tell, you can download a PDF of the image they use on the pouch. Print it on iron-on inkjet transfer paper (available at craft stores and your standard office supply stores, like Office Max, etc.) Then iron the image onto plain white cotton and sew it into a little zippered bag. (Here's a sewing tutorial if you need help.) Their downloadable photograph even has a tag in it where you can use a permanent pen to write the recipient's name. I think.

I love this idea, because you could take photos of your own stuff or toss some items on the scanner, then make totally customized bags as gifts. It would also be fun to make little bags from the vintage labels in this Flickr set.

(Top image from Marie Claire Idées)

33 comments:

CitricSugar said...

You find the coolest stuff, Jess!

Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

You can save yourself a couple of steps by printing directly onto inkjet printable fabric.

Cute idea.

Isa said...

Wow, a very cool idea, thanks for sharing :)

Nem said...

That is so cool! I was looking at something like this for my Christmas present but now I can make my own, yay!

pebble said...

This is totally awesome! Thanks for sharing!

live a colorful life said...

I have been planning on making a zippered pouch; this is very cool!!

Andrea said...

This is cool. I love taking photo's.
andrea

Mamma Pie said...

I just did something like this this afternoon but with vintage paper doll images from flikr instead...I like this idea though! I was trying to think of a way to make a box pouch with mustache's on it for a nephew and completely forgot I could do it this way too! I'm such a fool!

Andrea said...

You have an award on arise 2 write.
andrea

Tegan and Tage said...

What a great idea!!!

Grandma G said...

Very cute! Is THAT what you're making me for Christmas?!?

Care said...

You could do the same sort of thing for a tote bag, too -- and you could scan your items directly, if they are all relatively flat.

I love this! Thanks for sharing!!

Bela said...

Thanks to you, I have been wallowing in nostalgia for the past hour. Being French, I know Marie-Claire Idées, of course (I used to buy it when I still lived in France), but it suddenly reminded me of a wonderful magazine I used to read religiously in the '70s. It was called 100 idées and it was absolutely wonderful. I found a blog dedicated to it (with scanned pages, etc.). Here's the URL: http://les-centidealistes.over-blog.com/categorie-10901488.html. For those who read French. :-)

Bela said...

PS. I've just realised: of course, 100 idées was La Maison de Marie-Claire's little brother. LOL!

sparklesax said...

Do you (or anyone out there) know if you can use the inkjet paper / fabric transfer stuff in a laserjet printer?

Melibu said...

So cool ! And as I'm french, I will have a look at Marie Claire Idées website ;-)
Thanks for the find !

Melibu said...

Oh ! I didn't see, thank you Bela for the nice link you gave ! ;-)

Lindy said...

I really don't have time to work with all these great craft/art ideas you keep passing along....

__L__ said...

"Their photograph even has a tag in it where you can use a permanent pen to write the recipient's name. I think"

You're right ;-)
Thanks for this idea (I'm french and I come here to find ... a french idea :-D )

SparklePaw said...

such a cute idea!

Jess said...

_L_, you fabulous French-speaker, thanks for confirming. I appreciate it.

Michelle, I think I need to get me some o' that printable fabric.

Jess said...

Sparklesax, i doubt it would work. But I'm not totally sure.

Bela, I'm gonna check out that link. Thanks!

Christy said...

Gorgeous project! Tres chic!

Amelia said...

thanks for posting such cool things - you have been a life saver this christmas! Ideas are endless - drawing the kids have done scanned and printed to make a pencil case.

naginata said...

Jess I just had to say Thanks!! I've been reading you for a good while and I find so much neat stuff from your blog! I look forward to seeing posts from you in the RSS reader and that's saying quite a lot from me! I hope you have the happiest of holidays and keep up the good work!xoxo Cate

Claudia said...

Thank you for the link to Marie Claires - such a sweet idea!
And thank you to Bela because I also used to love the magazine 100 idées which could be bought in Germany in those days. Thank you for the link to that page, now I can browse through all those old and beautiful pages. Greetings from Germany

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Jess said...

Oooo, thanks for the link. Lots of great labels over there, too!

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Bela said...

Melibu, Jess, Claudia, you are most welcome. :-)

Tante Tee said...

I've made one myself, you can look at it right here: http://tinyurl.com/yhlex8y
It turned out great, if I may say so...
Thanx for the tip!
Au revoir!
Marloes (the Netherlands)

Jess said...

Oh my goodness; it's fabulous!

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