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    It's a keeper!

    I have an old standby purse that I have used for years when we go to Biloxi, Ms. (casinos), love it but could never put my hotel card, slot machine cards or anything I didn't want de-magnetized in it as it has several magnetic closures in it. So I decided to remake it...as luck would have it, I had found a bag of scraps at a yardsale (leftovers from a lady's chair covers) for $1. Ok, so I've never attempted anything like this before, so I figured if I messed up $1 worth of fabric figuring it out...no big deal, right? So, out came Mr. Ripper & I carefully took it apart. I decided to use all the zippers & hardware from the old one, & I could use the leather from the old one for accents. Took me 3 days & alot of ripping & refiguring, but I did it. I sewed on a larger snap instead of magnet & made a few changes for what I wanted. It only measures 7"x7", but it is 2 sections, has 4 zippered pockets & a patch pocket & a pen holder, & an adjustable strap, plus it has a zipper all around it that lets it expand for putting more stuff in! (I broke the original zipper so found one that doesn't match, but actually goes with the purse itseld better--cost $4) So the whole purse cost about $7 (new zipper, fabric, interfacing, thread, & batting scraps). It's a keeper!!! Hope to be able to try it out in July...thanks for looking.
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    very very nice. you did a great job. Be proud.
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    Great job!

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    It is a great looking purse and it looks so handy especially with all the zippered pockets. Congrats
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    Clapping!!!! You did a wonderful job and for a great price. It looks like it will fit it's purpose perfectly. Thanks for sharing.

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    WOW ! You did an awesome job - wish I had the talent to look at something - think how to remake it and then really do it - you are very talented
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    You did good girl. BrendaK
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    Wow, looks very professional to me. Love the fabric too. Peggy
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    You did a great job. Love the fabric.

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    Wow! I really love that purse. You should go into business making and selling them.

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    Your purse looks wonderful! I love that style too.

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    I love it , you did a fantastik job ,creating the pattern, using the "garage sale " special , and having it look perfect! It is the perfect little bag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Lady View Post
    Wow! I really love that purse. You should go into business making and selling them.

    I waaaaaaaaaant one just like it .... don't think I can make it though So .... if you decide to make them for sale be sure to let us all know.
    You did a great job.
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    I love that you reversed engineered your favorite purse. I would just find a pattern for a totally different purse and deal with the change. Nice job.

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    Thanks for the nice comments, everyone. NO! I will not be making these & selling them...WAY TOO MUCH TROUBLE! I may make for myself, but, sorry, not for others. I learned alot on doing this, though...will be adding little tidbits here & there to the ones I do make for sale.

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    Great job!!!

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    Terrific purse! Great job on the re-make!
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    How smart are you. Great job. I love purses like that.
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    Great job and nothing like saving money so you can make a trip to the casino. hope you have as good a luck there as you did with the purse.

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    Great job!

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    How wonderful! You did good!

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    This purse worked out great!!! I used it last month for trips to 3 different casinos while on our trip to St. Louis...so comfortable & lots of storage for the money & machine tickets plus all the stuff you need in a purse. And none of my cards or the hotel room keys got demagnetized! I was a happy camper!!! BTW, I broke even...

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    great...i love to upcycle.....................very good job, love the fabric
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