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Veggiechick
« on: August 21, 2006 09:33:05 AM »

I picked up two canvas money bags at a garage sale for 50 cents each.


And with some lace here and sequins there I made this purse:


I used black lace around "The Royal Bank of Canada" and attached it with fabric glue (very messy) then I sewed on a bow at the top of the square and blakc sequins all over the back. The handles are made with some black T-shirt scraps that I braided together.

I'm proud of it because it's the first purse I've ever made and one of very few craft projects I've ever finished.  Grin
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dirtythghts4
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2006 09:37:39 AM »

 Shocked oh, i think that is sooo cool! lol. i want one. but i don't know where the heck i'd find a money bag like this.

anyways. yay for you. it's awesome.
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Veggiechick
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2006 11:34:42 AM »

he he thanks!

but i don't know where the heck i'd find a money bag like this.

Our garage sales are way better than our thrift stores here, but they are also more of a hit and miss type thing. However, as with all other things, it would appear that ebay has a ton of money bags up for sale for cheap, too. I am tempted to buy a lot of them off good ol' ebay because I have some other ideas for decorating them. And I think it's cool to say that your purse is a bank... ha ha.  Cheesy
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Poetically_Correct
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2006 08:55:01 AM »

your first purse?!?!?! you jest!! that is so cute. i can't even do that and i've been sewing about a year ( and a half)!!
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la_chrystelle
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2006 09:10:46 AM »

wow that really looks awesome, it could be a designer item! Well done!
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2006 09:25:07 PM »

I love it! How much fun would it be to walk into the bank! Cheesy I never find great things like that at garage sales Sad I'm thinking I could make a stencil though.....hmmmm. Thanx for sharing.  8)d
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Veggiechick
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2006 11:52:03 AM »

Thanks for the comments!  Grin

I must say I am in love with it and I loved making it because of the minimal amount of sewing - I mean sequins are so easy Tongue

And I never thought of taking it into a bank even... ha ha.... so ditzy. but that just adds to it.

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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2006 10:04:18 AM »

that is very cute! I use one at work I wonder if they would mind if I stole it and altered it a bit! Great job and cool first purse!
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Veggiechick
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2006 05:30:07 PM »

I am tempted to alter one that says "Do not alter. Please return to Kansas City Bank," but I'm WAY too cheap to buy it and pay for shipping.  Cheesy
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