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Thread: From THIS...to THESE...

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    Senior Member VickiM's Avatar
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    Smile From THIS...to THESE...

    Went to the thriftshop last week & just fell in love with a set of pillowshams...not for the shams (paid $4.00 for them), but for the color & quilting...first words I told hubby was "I can see a purse from this"...he didn't even look at me like I was nuts as most hubbys would...cuz he knows me! So, here's the results. 1. One of the shams (front)--chocolate & tourquoise (could I pass those colors up? NO!!!) 2.Sham back (I used for lining) & Lg. messengerbag front. 3. Lg. messengerbag back 4. Lg. messengerbag inside back zip pocket 5. Lg. messengerbag front inside pocket with 2 pen holder areas, too. 6. Lg. messengerbag open front 7. Lg. messengerbag ziptop under flap 8. Sm. messengerbag (for me ) I made mine like Lg. only I cut it down because I like smaller bags. Inside is the same, except only 1 penholder area. Front pockets outside are shorter to fit this size proportions. The outside back area I made a flapped 2-pocket instead of the one large pocket on the larger size. 9. Sm. messengerbag outside back pockets. I still have scraps leftover for another small purse. All I added was a solid brown (I think it's called duck), fusible interfacing, zippers, magnetic snaps. I love the way they turned out. The messengerbag pattern was a freebie online. http://pinoyinoz.blogspot.com (under tutorials---Messengerbag with zip top closure). The lg. is her original measurements. It was fun making these...
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    Junior Member pandamommy's Avatar
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    Great idea. Bags look fantastic! Love them.

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    We have been together for some years...but I still get the "are you serious" look from my husband when we go out "rummaging". Beautiful work, nice attention to detail (the ribbon on the zip pull).

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    What a great way to repurpose something! Hooray for you! Great job on all. Thanks for sharing.
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    Awesome job, very nice!

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    Awesome Bags , nice re-purposing , thanks for letting us see your creation. :}

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    Good eye on that fabric.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    What a great transformation......Thanks for the inspiration

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    Your right! I did make a pretty purse.
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    Great idea on spotting the shams...and visualizing a great purse!! Very creative...
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