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Thread: customer request... coin purse to match zebra bag

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    I don't do this type of thing.. I hate zippers and snaps.. so i used the metal tape measure to make this coin purse open up.. I put in coins.. shook it up.. and wah lah !!! the coins stayed in !! I hope the customer likes it.. It's as good as it gets for me...lol

    i used a real metal tape measure and cut it to the lengths that i needed..
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    That is such a cutie of a coin purse, when you say tape measurer do you mean a real tape measurer?

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    I love the purse! and the idea of using the tape measure.

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    Did you have to use a magnet to keep it closed enough to not spill the change? I must try this... sounds so interesting.

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    no magnet.. you use a reg. metal tape measure.. the ones that carpenters use... when you pinch it open ,,it opens/closes upon releasing it

    http://artofgreenrecycling.blogspot....ape-purse.html

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    Now everyone's husband is going to have to hide his carpenter's tape measure...
    What a great idea to use in a purse..Thanks for sharing....

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    buy them at the dollar store.. cheap cheap cheap.. i used two pieces on each side to make it really snap back... this depends on your tape measure of course...
    the first one i did ,,did not have enough snap so i had to d another one...

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    How clever! I love the purse!

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    My pattern calls for a 1 inch tape measure. I got mine at good old "Harbor Freight" for 1.69. 25 ft long. You can make a few bags with that one.

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    Great idea. HF here I come.

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    Well, aren't you the clever one!! Who would ever have thought to use a metal tape measure to do that!! Nice addition to go with a big tote.

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    It's perfect! I love the bag and coin purse :D:D:D

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    cute idea

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    Very cute and such a great idea

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