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thragegarden
« on: September 15, 2007 01:09:32 PM »

My newest and also my most favorite project EVER!  I love carrying this purse around!
I made it from a vintage harley t-shirt from the thrift shop ($1.50)
A BUNCH of pop tabs (pretty much free)
and some lining fabric (pretty much free)
Total Cost about $1.50










Sorry there are so many pics...
Let me know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007 01:48:02 PM »

Thanks for sharing!

I have a huge Harley shirt from my uncle in the Alaska that I'll never wear. Cheesy  But this... this is a great idea!
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2007 02:43:13 PM »

What is the trick with the pop tabs?  Do you just cut them in different spots so that the weight/pull is distributed, or do you repair the slit somehow?

I love the faux-biker-chain look but don't want to destroy a lot of tabs in the process....
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2007 02:55:49 PM »

Yes, must post semi tut on the soda can tabs chain!! Me and wonderful DH drink LOTSA soda, so I'd have plenty tabs to make lots of chains! Smiley Unless she somehow glued, or welded the tabs, I don't think it'd ruin them, but very great recycling idea too!
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2007 03:04:24 PM »

I have been playing with it - I couldn't wait cause this is so cool.

I just sliced them and fed them together. Once you have four or five in there they are pretty darn solid without any kind of repair beyond just trying to realign the piece so it is straight.  A key is to make sure you have a 'finished' side out as your starting and ending pieces. 

I love this idea - we go through a lot of pop ourselves and pulling them off before I sell the rest for recycling is not a lot to ask to be able to add these cool chains to things.
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2007 03:37:24 PM »

How do you slice them? I thought she just might have somehow glued with a poxy glue LOL. I'm curious now!! I've got a pants bag I made from my 4y/os size 3 pants that would be great with a handle like that! (But not as thick!)
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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2007 07:39:11 PM »

I cut them with scissors (plain my plain desk scissors, not my good sewing ones).

I suppose you could use a tin snip if you wanted to be good to your tools Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2007 08:38:37 AM »

Yep, you guys got it... they cut easily with scissors, but once again... not my good ones. =)
Just slit them, put about 4 in together and bend them back... piece of cake. 
It is pretty sturdy and comfy to cary... it's really light.
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2007 08:48:24 PM »

It is a fantastic idea - one I intend to steal and use in a lot of places Smiley 
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2007 03:28:09 PM »

one should sell such bags at a craft show...like the Christmas Village....hmmmmmm.....imagine that..no booths at the Christmas village.....me think they smell fear......ohhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhh
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