22 February 2008

playing dominoes

Ok I love domino + the free bag they sent me awhile back with my subscription (while we're at it, I love that domino didn't PUNK OUT like some OTHER personal/home style magazine we know). But I hate hate hated the cheap-o looking straps on the bag. So after months of mixed feelings and inner turmoil, I ripped those 'em off + re-furbed the straps with more eye-friendly fabric.
Old + Tired (top)

New + Improved (bottom)

Quick tutorial for all of you domino free gift discontents. I know you're out there.
  1. Carefully rip off the original straps with a seam ripper.
  2. Cut (2) pieces of fabric 3.5" x 44".
  3. Fold fabric in half lengthwise, right sides together and stitch a little less than 1/4" seam. Turn inside out + press flat.
  4. Snake original strap through new fabric casing.
  5. Attach new beautiful strap to bag, following original seam markings. Repeat steps 3-5 for other strap.
  6. Work it.

1 comment:

  1. hi, i'm sarah's friend (her old college roommate). she told me about your blog, and it's totally awesome! you're a lean, mean crafting/sewing machine!


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