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« on: February 05, 2007 06:03:35 PM »

This handbag is made mostly of YarnBee's Luscious -- which really is luscious. The body of the bag is made with one strand Luscious, and another strand of a fuzzy yarn that is mostly black with mutliple colors running through it -- I know it can be found at walmart, don't know what it's called. I crocheted sc until I ran out of the black yarn, then sc'd the sides together using Luscious, and used two strands of Luscious for the flap. A button and a length of yarn, and walah, handbag. But I don't carry handbags, I need a strap. The luscious is too weak to be made up into a strap, so ideas would be welcome.

I love the stripe effect the Luscious created.
http://www.seamshistoric.com/swap/bag/bagclosed.jpg
http://www.seamshistoric.com/swap/bag/bagopen.jpg
http://www.seamshistoric.com/swap/bag/bagback.jpg

The shape isn't wonky like in the 3rd pic, but I wanted to showcase the stripe effect. Full measurements: 12 inches wide and 8 inches tall, not including open flap.
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2007 06:06:18 PM »

I love Luscious. I'm a knitter, and I've done a ton of scarves (and a couple of hats) with Luscious. Your bag is super cute!
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2007 06:05:44 AM »

It's really cute - I'd say to keep it strapless and use it as a clutch!  If you have to have a strap, how about getting some black fabric and making a simple strap and sewing it to the inside of the bag?  You could also use the fabric to line the bag, to make it a little sturdier.
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2007 07:11:08 AM »

I see it with a strap made out of a narrow, out-of-style black belt. You would need to line it with a sturdy fabric, but you probably will (or have already) anyway. I hate to make a bag and end up with pens and such poking through.

You could make a strip with the Luscious and sew it to an interfaced fabric backing if you really want the strap to look like the purse.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2007 08:25:48 AM »

Lovely bag! I love that yarn, too!

What about single crocheting the Luscious yarn around a section of clotheline, or nylon cord for added strength and stability, and sewing it to the bag?
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2007 10:14:10 PM »

I say either:

Do as the last postee said, but include some beautiful beads in the SC.
Or skip using the luscious and just use a mixture of beads as a strap.
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2007 12:44:46 AM »

Love the bag
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