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« on: September 19, 2006 07:31:45 PM »

So I made this last weekend.  I found the coolest square dancing album (circa 1947) at a thrift store and knew I had to make the cover into a purse!


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The awsome fabric I found for the lining:

Now I want to do something with the cool booklet that came with the records - it is a square dancing instruction booklet full of dances like, "You swing my gal, I'll swing yours"! ha!

Comments and/or suggestions greatly appreciated!!
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2006 08:03:17 PM »

It would be cool if you could somehow make a wallet out of it. I don't know how, but it would be cool with the purse and what not.

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2006 08:32:03 PM »

That's beautiful!  I have a bag and skirt made out of that fabric, too.  =D

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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2006 11:53:06 PM »

Woo doggie! I love it! That fabric is soooo perfect for that album cover. Any chance of a tute? Or is there already one around here somewhere. I see cool albums at the thrift stores all the time, and I'd love to make one! I bet you get lots of compliments on it!
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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2006 09:02:02 AM »

you could use clear pvc or vinyl to cover the booklet if you wanted to make a wallet or something with it. i make them out of comics Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2006 09:40:09 AM »

this made me giggle out loud. I really love your work.


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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2006 12:54:01 PM »

This is super cute.  Is there any way you could scan the pages of the booklet and then print them out onto iron-on transfer paper to make a t-shirt?  The purse & a t-shirt would be a cool outfit.

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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2006 06:10:07 PM »

Thanks so much for your posts!  Honestly, this is the first reconstructed bag that I've made that hasn't ended up in the garbage bin!  

The tute was from Leah's book and I just adapted it to fit an album cover.  I polyurethaned the album cover(s) because I didn't want it to get beaten up - it was in amazing condition at almost 60 years old!  I hope I look that great at 60  Wink!

I am thinking of printing a scan of the booklet onto fabric paper and then making a cosmetic/sunglass/whatever case.  Does anyone have a preferred brand of fabric paper?  Here is a couple of (really bad) scans to show you what the booklet looks like:

Once again, thanks guys! I love Craftster!
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