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Topic: 1960s/70s Polyester Squares! Please Help!!!!  (Read 817 times)
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oranginaqueen
« on: March 11, 2007 08:50:12 PM »

On one of my thrifting excursions I came across this "thing" of 1960s/70s patterned polyester squares that had been sewn together, similar to a quilt. So, I bought it and I've had it for quite a while unsure of what the heck to do with it. I was thinking of some sort of bag, but I really have no idea what would be a good type of bag to make. Does anybody have any suggestions, or perhaps not even a bag but of some other random idea I haven't thought of??? Thanks!!!  Smiley
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miserylovesme
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2007 09:04:59 PM »

It sounds like it might make an adorable hobo style bag. I have a patchwork hobo that I have carried so much it is a frayed mess. I didn't make it, though. Tinafish posted a great tutorial if you need instructions for a hobo.

Or, if you want something a little easier, you could make a great tote with a square bottom, maybe. Smiley
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oranginaqueen
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2007 09:19:41 PM »

I was thinking maybe of some kind of bag with an over-the-shoulder strap. Some sort of hippie style bag(similar to a messenger bag but not really) with maybe a fold over flap with a really big button to close it. I have no idea how to make something like that. My sewing skills are lacking. Blah, I just don't know what to do. Thanks for the suggestion, I'm going to check out that hobo tutorial.  Smiley
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miserylovesme
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2007 09:40:40 PM »

How about you modify this?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28858646@N00/338363314/in/photostream

Instructions here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32021.msg293251#msg293251

You can make it larger if you want, and easily add a flap. If you like the bag shape and don't know how to add a flap, etc, I can help you out. No problemo. I've made tons of those bags.
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oranginaqueen
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2007 09:51:10 PM »

OOo. I am liking that. That's very similar to what I think I'd like to do. An over the should bag similar to that(perhaps a little larger), add a flap or maybe just a thinner piece that flaps over and buttons... with big ol' button, and viola! Haha. My boyfriends mom told me to bring the patchwork with me when we come this week and she'd help me make whatever I came up with. You've been super helpful! Thanks so much! I'll keep posted on what I decide/ the end result!
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2007 10:57:56 PM »

don't forget that given enough of them you could make a coat of many colours!  Cheesy
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oranginaqueen
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007 07:31:52 AM »

And 9 months later I STILL have that giant thing of polyester squares....
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