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Thread: Purse/Tote made from Vera Bradley placemats and napkin

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    Purse/Tote made from Vera Bradley placemats and napkin

    http://maureensnyderdesign.blogspot....a-bradley.html

    Has anyone made one of these ?
    Would anyone want to guess how these are made ?

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    That is really cute. I'm thinking the placemat is cut in half and sewn on all three sides. Box the two bottom corners and do a french seam on them. Just guessing, it's a little early for me to focus on the pics to really tell. They look pretty easy to make. Are you going to make some?
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    Our guild had a class yesterday and I missed it , they used a single placemat and folded it in 1/2 to make a small purse . The one pictured I am going to guess is 2 placemats one for each side and boxed at the bottom, it seems larger than what I saw last night. I am going to the mall this afternoon to see if I can get the placemat and napkins to give it a try over the weekend. I will post if I can get the supplies.

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    ITA ... looks like two placemats together for the purse. Napkins for the pockets and handles.
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    However it was done it is a great idea.....

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    Don't know if this will help - instructions seem clear, but no pics http://www.schools.utah.gov/cte/docu...cematPurse.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy View Post
    Don't know if this will help - instructions seem clear, but no pics http://www.schools.utah.gov/cte/docu...cematPurse.pdf
    Thats pretty much the version the gals made yesterday they also added a pocket outside, I think the one in the link is 2 placemats. I was able to get 2 mats and 2 matching napkins and am now trying to figure out to best use the napkins for the inside pockets and handles to get the most mileage from them.....
    Thanks for the link !!!

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    Very cute. I love the Black White Vera Bradly. But thanks Peaceandjoy i love the 'mat-purse' done in tan with hot pink flowers. Adorable.

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    I would think that one could do this with any cloth placemat/napkins.........I have a VB purse...given as a gift....love it it is reversible with two different designs.........can't wait for summer so I can bring it out again.......
    I would like to know where to find the pattern for the snap purses - the ones that use the ruler for the closing....anyone know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    I would think that one could do this with any cloth placemat/napkins.........I have a VB purse...given as a gift....love it it is reversible with two different designs.........can't wait for summer so I can bring it out again.......
    I would like to know where to find the pattern for the snap purses - the ones that use the ruler for the closing....anyone know
    If you Gooogle "snap bags" you will find some free patterns. The original pattern is called Snap Happy Bags by Stitchin Sisters.
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    Thanks to BMP and peaceand joy for the topic and links. I've wanted to try my hand at making a purse but the patterns were more involved (time wise) than I wanted to invest. The idea of using Vera Bradley placemats will make a striking purse with little time invested!

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    Snap Happy is the name of the purse/bag with the ruler:
    http://tatteredgarden.blogspot.com/2...-tutorial.html
    Deanna in SE Michigan

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    that is very pretty.

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    Great idea and most likely less expensive than the Vera bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by indymta View Post
    Thanks to BMP and peaceand joy for the topic and links. I've wanted to try my hand at making a purse but the patterns were more involved (time wise) than I wanted to invest. The idea of using Vera Bradley placemats will make a striking purse with little time invested!
    I made the VW purse during the winter of 2010, really liked it, and it went together very easy. I found the top of the purse would fold in on itself, (I made the straps to go down the sides instead of a couple inches in from the sides) so I made a "tube" on the inside of each side at the top, closing one end, and slipping in a chopstick in each tube. Worked for me! BUT, the cost of the placemat and napkin were ok for the first one, but I wanted to make one for my daughters for Christmas the following year. I decided to go to KMart and get matching placemats and napkins....worked for me. They loved them, too.
    Deanna in SE Michigan

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    I failed to mention that my reply was to the request for the Snap Happy bags. I'm new to the Quilting Board Digest and love it. Can figure out most of the acronyms but not all. I went to the Quilt Board site for the list but it was lacking quite a few. Was helpful, though. I'm learning so much from you folks. Thanks for all the info!

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    where can I buy these placemats and napkins?? thanks

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    I think I might try to make one for my daughter's birthday in 2 weeks.
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    Wonder if you could put handles on the snap bag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucky View Post
    Wonder if you could put handles on the snap bag?
    There is a purse pattern for the snap bag, if I remember you double the tape up...

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    sew 2 placemats together on 3 sides (2 short, 1 long.) box the bottom the width of the doubled placemat border/ prior to sewing the mats together, use napkins to make inside pockets. attach straps--i would put batting in the straps for comfort. use a firm plastic or cardboard piece for bottom of bag (can be covered in napkin fabric which is removable.)
    that's my best guess. doesn't look difficult at all.
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    have made these before....really easy
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    I don't know how it is made, but I love it.

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