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« on: July 31, 2007 07:07:09 PM »

I bought a very cool looking leather shirt from my favorite thrift store for $1.25...and then couldn't bring myself to wear it.  It was, for want of a better word, crispy.  It sat in my closet for ages and I kept thinking I needed to do something with it.  Inspiration struck yesterday and I made that crispy shirt work for me.

Add in a little leftover lightweight denim, and 2 broken leather needles later and you have this sweet little purse.



And because I forgot the before pics...here are some leftover shirty bits.

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« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2007 07:14:11 PM »

amaz-zi-zing!

That looks so profesh! Id use it fo sho!
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2007 07:17:57 PM »

that is gorgeous!  did you use the arms for the strap?  I really love this.
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2007 07:41:10 PM »

WOW very clever you!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2007 07:47:12 PM »

Very cool! I love it. My thrift store never has good stuff that cheap.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2007 07:58:53 PM »

What a beauty!
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007 08:10:00 PM »

Thanks for all the compliments!  I've been toting this bag for a couple of days now and I'm really loving it.  It's about 2/3 the size of the last bag I made for myself and I was quite astonished that I didn't actually need the extra space.

that is gorgeous!  did you use the arms for the strap?  I really love this.
Yep, sure did.  I cut off the cuffs and sewed them end to end then cut out what I needed.

Very cool! I love it. My thrift store never has good stuff that cheap.
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Nancy,
I have a Goodwill Blue Hanger nearby.  It's Goodwill's Clearance warehouse.  Nothing is priced and it's all just kind of dumped on monster tables, but all clothes are $1.25 and everything else is super cheap, too.
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2007 07:10:30 AM »

wow! great job
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2007 09:03:00 PM »

that is gorgeous, I really love the buttons down the front, and the cute little pockets. Do people comment on it? I would assume that people would recognize it as a shirt! you should sew the flaps of the collar together on one side for decoration, then people will really know it used to be a shirt.
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2007 07:39:21 PM »

Totally awesome!! I am hitting this rocks! I would buy one in a heartbeat!
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