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« on: November 22, 2006 08:55:49 PM »

Hallo...I think this is possibly the first time I've posted in this section (at least that I can remember).  Anyhow, I'm always on the lookout for really neat vintage ties, coz the fabric is perfect for lots of things - like lining the ears of plush bunnies, or making appliques, or whatever.  So, I have lots, and I was looking at one of them and had a minorly miraculous brain-wave, which resulted in these pouches!  They are the perfect size for glasses cases, or for pens and pencils.  They're SOOOO easy to make, I whipped these three up in under fifteen minutes - no joke.  Just snip, sew the end up, add a button hole and a button.  You could easily applique designs on, or embroider...the fabric of these one was so busy I didn't want to add any more clutter.  Just make sure if you try it, that the tie is wide enough for whatever you want to use the pouch for, and off you go.







Pardon the blurry pictures, but you get the idea.  Not a bad little idea, hey?
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2006 09:51:09 PM »

Wow! What an awesome idea! It's simple, fast, and just plain darling! I need to find me some ties... Thanks for the inspiration. I love old cool ties, but never know what to do with them until now! I'm punching the "This Rocks" button because it does.  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2006 09:53:56 PM »

wow, that's incredible! awesome idea, I'll totally have to try it!
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2006 10:17:59 PM »

That is a really cute idea, and I might have to just try that!

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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2006 10:31:51 PM »

What a clever idea! And it would make a perfect little gift!
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2006 10:36:37 PM »

Yet another ingenious genious on Craftster.
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2006 04:51:51 AM »

that's brilliant!
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2006 06:42:18 AM »

Wicked!   Cheesy  I'm glad you're all as impressed with the weird simplicity of it as I was.  It was one of those "Duh - why haven't I done this before?!?" kind of things, y'know?
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2006 06:45:20 AM »

Oh!  By the way...I know you're all crafty enough to make these yourself, but on the off-chance that somebody's not a sewer but likes these, I only really need one  Cheesy  so I'm up for trading a couple of them!  I like old photos, stickers, beads or charms...anything little that you could throw in an envelope.  Make me an offer!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2006 07:38:41 AM »

cool! yours turned out much better than mine! when my dad gave me all his old ties, i tried to do bunches of things, but i could never get the button hole right....is there anychance of getting an explanation on how to do the stitching around the button hole?
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