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« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2006 08:55:41 PM »

Whoa, weird.
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« Reply #41 on: December 18, 2006 04:24:49 AM »

Those are so clever!  They're great!
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« Reply #42 on: December 23, 2006 09:43:54 AM »

just occured to me - I hate buttonholes - use a snap or a magnetic closure - and then sew the button on top...
Off to pull some ties out of my crafty tie drawer
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« Reply #43 on: December 23, 2006 12:01:12 PM »

..yep, sure, you could use velcro, or hook and loop, or snaps, or whatever you want.  I didn't want to go the snaps route personally because you have to 'press down' on them to close, and pressing down metal onto glasses inside seemed kinda risky, whereas with the buttons there's nothing but soft cloth inside against your glasses.  But if you aren't using them for glasses then it doesn't matter!
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« Reply #44 on: December 25, 2006 06:43:37 PM »

I was looking for a quick cell phone cozy tut. When I stumbled across this. I LOVE IT! It's quick and easy...great idea!
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« Reply #45 on: December 26, 2006 06:07:14 AM »

i so wish i'd seen this before christmas.
oh well.

thanks for the amazing idea. genius.
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« Reply #46 on: December 29, 2006 07:32:58 PM »

What a great idea!!  I have so many cool old ties around and I never would have thought of that!
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« Reply #47 on: December 30, 2006 08:05:10 AM »

if you can't sew a buttonhole you could also sew a ribbon or hair elastic loop to go around the button. This was an excellent tute and idea-thanks!

I also wanted to mention that this would , if sew shorter, make a cute change purse or a friggan awesome envelope to give someone a gift card in!
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« Reply #48 on: December 30, 2006 11:03:17 PM »

Yes!!  Good idea with the loop, retro-redux. 

I actually did end up making a couple as little change-purse type pouches for friends, and I made the skinny end of a tie into a holder for a really nice pair of chopsticks, as another gift.  The posibilities are endless. 
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« Reply #49 on: December 30, 2006 11:18:19 PM »

that's super clever... and to think i was just going to go buy a new glasses case tomorrow... now i think i may have to make a trip to goodwill to find a tie instead!
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