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Old 06-19-06, 01:58 PM   #1
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question about an applique/embroidery

i'm making a bag for the punk rock flea market, and so i'm at the stage where i need to decide what the front flap will be (it's a pretty early stage, i'm not very far). but i have no idea what to do. so i need input; i drew up several in photoshop. i think the telephone wires look sorta neat but they're meaningless. at this point i may go with bart

i'd appreciate any advice

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Old 06-19-06, 02:01 PM   #2
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My vote would be for number 4
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Old 06-19-06, 02:02 PM   #3
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Bart's pretty cool. The telephone wires are a close 2nd IMO.
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Old 06-19-06, 02:06 PM   #4
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i like 5 2 and 4, in that order
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Telephone wires remind me (happily) of Serial Experiments: Lain.
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Old 06-19-06, 02:12 PM   #6
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2 and 4. Both are graphically pleasing, 2 is a little nuevo pop punk for me, but it definettly has marketability (ie. easy to sell). 4 is just cool, I would rock 4.
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I am diggin 4
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Definitely 4, I gotta say, I think that all the rest are a little hot-toppicy, Bart Simpson, bloody knives and skulls+hearts hanging from trees? Thats some**** I would've worn 10 years ago when I wore baggy pants and skateboarded all day.
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thank you everyone, i'm going to go with number 4, which is probably the most challenging. we'll see how it turns out and i'll post when i'm done with it.
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so it's taken me a while since i've been working a lot, but now that i have only a week left i figured i should get started on the bag. i went with number four, and i worked out all the embroidery stuff tonight. for the people who responded thanks for the input, and i thought you may be curious how it turned out.

this is just the outter layer of the main flap, totally unfinished.



there are also still some chalk lines showing that i need to rub out, but you get the picture
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thats awesome, did you do it, or bring it somewhere?
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i brought it to my parents house, where my mom owns a machine that can do embroidering, to an extent. so the poles where done by digitizing a picture, and then the wires are all done freehand

thank you though
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seriously, I was expecting something halfasses, or the usual stencil/silk screen,,,very impressive...whats it selling for?
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hahaha I took a picture once thar reminds me of that.
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lol @ punk rock flea market

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for some reason i really really dont like the word "applique"
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so it's taken me a while since i've been working a lot, but now that i have only a week left i figured i should get started on the bag. i went with number four, and i worked out all the embroidery stuff tonight. for the people who responded thanks for the input, and i thought you may be curious how it turned out.

this is just the outter layer of the main flap, totally unfinished.

there are also still some chalk lines showing that i need to rub out, but you get the picture
Wow, nice job! that looks awesome. I missed this thread the first time around - I was going to say that if you didn't do the telephone pole image, I might have to, 'cause it's awesome
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Old 07-05-06, 07:34 AM   #18
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i dont know what price i'm doing, but thank you to everyone, when the bags done i'll post it in that custom mess bag thread.

by the way what is "leet", my forum terminology is not up to par
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Old 07-05-06, 07:44 AM   #19
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i think #3 would have ruled if it was a rubik's cube haha
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Hey, what kind of machine does your mom have? The flap looks really nice. I'd kill for something to make embroidery a bit easier.
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