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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2012, 11:00:48 AM »
Prototype would be good, I might have a tshirt which is on it's last legs...  I think I prefer the idea of logo embroidered directly on the fabric rather than a patch, but a patch is more flexible for main fabric material and colour I guess?

I'd vote for the old school logo at top of forums too :)
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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2012, 11:19:03 AM »
Well I don't know because you think the range of different fabrics that companies make their chalk bags out of with logos embroidered on , I guess it depends on what choice the manufacturer has. Any how I've just sent troll a quick email to ask them for an explanation of what they can offer us and an idea of the cost we're looking at.
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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2012, 11:24:31 AM »
Yeah, sorry, I meant if we do it ourselves and want bulk materials with logo - probably cheaper to get one large sheet done than several smaller ones? No idea how patches would compare either, but then more time and effort to sew them on too
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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2012, 11:32:48 AM »
The man from Troll is out of office until the 14th, how dare he take holiday when I'm enthusiastic about an idea.....
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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2012, 11:35:55 AM »
Burn his house down?
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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2012, 11:40:42 AM »
Burn his house down?

Possibly won't make him reply faster, but sure why not
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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2012, 12:51:34 PM »
If you want something a bit more individual try at Drew at http://chalk-bags.com/

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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2012, 05:39:41 PM »
The man from Troll is out of office until the 14th, how dare he take holiday when I'm enthusiastic about an idea.....
You could hunt him down?  Spotting him should be quite easily....
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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2012, 05:55:50 PM »
The website I used for basic idea and dimensions for making my chalk bags was:
http://cushman.net/2009/05/12/how-to-sew-a-custom-chalkbag/

The only major modification I did was to insert a thick rubber o-ring at the top of the chalk bag so that it would hold its shape really well.

It should be possible to add in a zip between the layers. For mine I used two layers of outer fabric to make the chalk bag stiffer so a zip giving access to the space between would have been good with hindsight. It is an extra stage to add to the sewing process though and would need someone who can sew straighter than I have managed so far.

I think it would be better to have the club logo embroyed or printed on  the outer material of the chalk bag rather than sewing on patches, which would get a bit fiddly.

I do have an old USMC t-shirt somewhere I think, however, a heavy weave nylon or polyester fabric would be better than floppy and faded t-shirt material in terms of demonstrating positively what is proposed.

Chalk buckets might be good but we would need to work out some way of making each bucket hold its shape. A stiff outer fabric might be sufficient but then would be hard to sew.

I think my chalk bag cost between 10 and 15 each to make but then I had to buy 20 rivets, 2x2 metres of fabric, 1 metre of rubber o-ring material, etc. Bought in bulk we shoudl be able to get the cost down to a few pounds per chalk bag, depending upon the cost of priting / embroidery

Converting a soft-toy to a chalk bag would be another idea if we wanted something very original.
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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2012, 07:23:10 AM »
A friend of mine made an awesome bag from an old pair of "pants" (stupid yanks)

The pockets ARE the pockets, which I thought was pretty cool:


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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2012, 08:00:01 AM »
A friend of mine made an awesome bag from an old pair of "pants" (stupid yanks)

The pockets ARE the pockets, which I thought was pretty cool:

hehe that would be awesome for ppl who climb in jeans
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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2012, 08:40:42 AM »
Converting a soft-toy to a chalk bag would be another idea if we wanted something very original.

Seen a Pikachu one at the wall it was highly impressive!
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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2012, 11:07:46 PM »
Got a reply from Troll:


Our minimum order for custom chalk bags is 50.  There is a 35 + VAT one off embroidery set up charge and the bags are 7 + VAT each.
 
The bags to come with a small Troll/Union jack tag (as they are made in the UK)
 
We can make in a variety of colours.
 
Russell Gill usually deals with custom bags and is away until next Tuesday.  If you could please contact him then with any further questions that would be much appreciated.
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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2012, 04:44:55 PM »
Also got a quote from a company that makes stitch badges like scouts etc have
for a 2inch square badge min order 50, 1.70 each
for 2.5 inch square min order 50 1.80 each
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Re: USMC Chalk bags
« Reply #34 on: May 17, 2012, 09:54:19 PM »
I'm really good a sewing and have a sewing machine..... I got an A* in textiles and I made a wedding dress for my A-Level Product Design :P

I can also do zips.... There are ways of sewing thick material, I've done leather before, it's no biggie, just need a heavy duty machine needle.

It may be cheaper to sew patches on, or could use the iron on fabric, it may be easier to put the logo where you want it rather than try to plan to sew the bag as to get the logo in the right place.

Gimme a shout if you need help making them.... I love stuff like this :D