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« on: September 30, 2004 10:26:40 AM »

I love crocheting with fabric, it makes such a durable purse!  I found a two-piece velour outfit on sale for 99 cents at my local Savers, score!  I cut it up and crocheted it into this purse.  The cherries are two red buttons that I sewed on and the stem and leaf is green rug yarn that I chain-stitched over the velour. You likey?
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2004 11:10:43 AM »

That's so cute!!! I bet its nice and soft.  I've never tried to crochet with fabric before now it looks as though I'll have to.  How wide do you cut the strips and what size hook did you use? Love the cherries! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2004 11:40:08 AM »

Very cool, I like that you found a use for all of those god-awful velour suits (I'm glad they aren't popular anymore).
 I need to learn how to crochet. I made a rug once, but I'm so bad at it it came out looking more like a giant hat.
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2004 12:02:16 PM »

Awesome purse!  Especially like the little cherry detailing.  Nice job! 
I've too have never experimented crocheting w/ fabric.  It doesn't sound too complicated, just time consuming.  Any further instructions about width, length, cutting, etc.  Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2004 12:16:11 PM »

thats real cute! i luv the cherries lol
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2004 01:06:30 PM »

I cut the strips about 3/4 inch wide and use a size J,K, or N hook depending on my mood and how thick the fabric is.  I just wing it mainly.

Thanks for the nice compliments!

Here are some more purses I've been working on too:


This one was made with a big muumuu and a velour dress.

I found a huge remnant at Savers and cut it to make this big bag.  The black was leftover from a cut up bathrobe and the buttons are from an old winter coat.
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2004 05:30:50 PM »

those are great purses!
How do you join the strips, though?
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2004 10:13:07 AM »

First, I cut the fabric so it is in as long a strip as possible.  Then I tie the ends together in a square knot.  There are better ways of joining them that don't create a big knot, but I like the texture that it adds.
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2004 11:01:48 AM »

I love the second one. I like that is closes with buttons. So cute!!! Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2004 12:49:44 PM »

me likey!!  i have a friend who's been crocheting with cut up t-shirts  which was cool, but i'm really digging on the velour.  can't wait to go visit mom at leisure world - velour jogging suit city!!!
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