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« on: June 20, 2006 05:59:08 PM »

This purse started out and was going along just fine.  Then, the big boo boo happened.

I scrambled, I cried, I threw fits, I screamed, I cried, I gave up, I started again, I tried and I tried to figure out what to do and how to fix it.

Then, I asked Craftsters for help!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=16739622.0

In the end, I think I just wanted the original design that was in my head when I started the silly purse.

I pulled out my very last bit of vinyl...and with a little shaping here and a little trimming there...I might - yes, I just might be able to pull it off!

Of course, I had to use the same straps that were already on the other purse...but there was just barely enough vinyl fabric to start a whole new purse.

Here is the final and complete purse.  I was pleased, I only lost about 1/2 inch with the new vinyl.





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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2006 06:34:53 PM »

Great purse!!!  Shocked  I love the fabric
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2006 06:35:55 PM »

I have been reading and following your original thread and all I have to say is, you are indeed a professional as you pulled it off under pressure and a deadline!!

Absolutely wonderful save!!

It is indeed very professional and  gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2006 06:40:38 PM »

Thank you!

I was almost at the point where I thought I was going to have to let her know that it couldn't be fixed. 

She actually received it today and was super thrilled with her new purse!  I let out the biggest sigh of relief when I found out.  I might even get a new order out of it (her babysitter has been eyeing my purses for awhile now).
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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2006 06:41:39 PM »

Good save and the final result is dreamy.  And so you got a second bag out of it, right?  Or maybe you scrapped the other one.

Anyway, lovely!
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2006 06:51:27 PM »

The other one is kinda scrapped.  I made an attempt to sew a brown ribbon all the way around the vinyl.  It just looked weird to me....

I had to use the vinyl straps on the new bag - and I ended up using the same liner.  So, I guess you could say that I have a halfway scrapped purse sitting in my room.  Ummmm....well, it actually became part of a collection.  Cry
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2006 07:30:43 PM »

Hun, we all have our graveyard of botched projects...ha ha!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2006 07:51:36 PM »

Your bag is GORGEOUS!!!  What a fantastic save!   Grin
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2006 08:36:47 PM »

fabulous job on the save! You really saved it. It looks so professional!
As for the collection of not quite working well we all have that one!
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2006 10:29:46 PM »

ohh! Beautiful color combinations... It looks so professionally done!
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