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1  First craft - cheap handbag into sassy leather MP4 case! [img heavy] in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Kaykayagain on: April 14, 2008 09:22:02 AM
So, I'm not a natural crafter. I haven't done anything remotely crafty (that doesn't involve copious amounts of lolly sticks) in many, many years. But when I received this bag:

I knew something had to be done :|

My Nana's heart is in the right place, I'm sure. Her taste just isn't >.> And while it's a perfectly wonderful, as far as little black bags pinched at the sides and smothered in gluey gloop go, I can't imagine myself with anything that's not big enough to hold a few dozen novels.

Around this time, Christmassy time, I got a gorgeous MP4 player.

It's about as big as my hand, which is awesome for HQ movies, but not so great while searching for cases. The screen's also really delicate, and buying a leather case, stiff enough to stand it up, with a handle and a screen protector, comes to around thirty quid, which is nothing short of painful for a stereotypical medical student.

So despite my Mother's protests (she's mortally afraid of cutting up pretty things) I recycled Cheesy

It's now a fully lined, silky soft but just stiff enough, custom fit sexy sophisticated pleather MP4 case complete with top zipper for USB connection points, wrist strap,  sewn in plastic screen protector and back pocket for earphones Cheesy Which is a little long for a brand name, but still!

I even managed to use the nasty nylon lining as a rather inoffensive backing for the white foam. Because the fabric is deliciously soft, on the inside and out, but needed a little more guts, since the cover doubles as a brace to help it stand.

My stitching's appalling, and I had to do a lot of patchy cover-ups that made the front a bit bulgy, and the zipper's falling off, but I hope as I improve I can fix those up. It wasn't anything serious - just turning something I'd never use into something I refuse to put down Cheesy

Let me know what you think!
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