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« on: October 15, 2007 07:30:44 PM »

This is a bag I made for my mom from a hand-me-down jacket that my aunt gave me. I moved the buttons from the jacket into the stitching pattern that was already there. The lining is from a hand-me-down shirt from my mom.

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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2007 07:32:57 PM »

Absolutely adorable--love it!  Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2007 07:34:05 PM »

that's an insanely cute bag! ^_^ i wish i had one in...green. but that's a really cute way to use a hand me down coat!
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2007 07:39:55 AM »

It is so cute.

What was the coat made out of?  Wool?  Was it difficult to sew through layers of the fabric?

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« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2007 07:43:20 AM »

I would love to see the inside too. The outside is so hip and modern. I love it.
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« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2007 11:37:18 AM »

Nice design work. The dimensions look perfect for carrying magazines (said the reading junkie.)
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2007 05:49:23 PM »

It is so cute.

What was the coat made out of?  Wool?  Was it difficult to sew through layers of the fabric?


It is some sort of knit that is not real stretchy, but I did iron stabilizer onto the back, because the it had more drape than I would want in a bag and because I wanted to be sure those white stitches (I think they are a very fine ribbon) would not come out.

I would love to see the inside too. The outside is so hip and modern. I love it.

I am sorry. I did not think of it when I was there. Sigh. It is striped in three different grays from very light to very dark. I put in one pocket.

Nice design work. The dimensions look perfect for carrying magazines (said the reading junkie.)

From one reading junkie to another: It would be just right for that.
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« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2007 11:09:26 PM »

Love how you incorporated the design of the jacket into the tote.  Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2007 11:53:45 PM »

Stinkin awesome! It will be sooo cute for Fall and Winter!!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2007 08:11:37 AM »

[ Nice bag,great idea for  button placement
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