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« on: January 22, 2008 12:20:24 PM »

A friend gave me one of her husbands DCU's to recon for her.  This is what I came up with before being tired of looking at brown and khaki for two days.  LOL

Camo pleatness...  I followed the tutorial found here:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=178244.msg2036541#msg2036541

I'll admit that the tute was a bit difficult to follow since the pics were broken.  But I did it!  The zipper part of the tute made absolutely no sense at all to me, so I kind of fudged it.  I am happy with how it ended up though...





Next I made a little wallet.  I used a button from the shirt for the closure.  I used the tute found here. 
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=187229.0





Then I made this super easy pyramid bag, using the tutorial I found here:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22428.msg1533258#msg1533258





And finally, I made a zipper pouch using one of the pockets on the shirt.  The pocket is still completely functional, and there is a zipper at the top so it also is a pouch.  The back is the same brown corduroy as in the other projects..

Tute for the pouch can be found here: 
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875.0






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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2008 12:27:21 PM »

Pretty sweet.  I personally love using the old uniforms for stuff Smiley  Looks great!
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008 12:29:27 PM »

You are my idol!!!! Shocked  Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008 12:34:33 PM »

Absolutely beautiful job!!!  I know your friend will love what you have created!!  I really love the pocket pouch.  The pleats on the purse are fab!
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2008 12:39:32 PM »

that's an excellent recycling job. I love all the things you made
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2008 01:14:36 PM »

Ahh....love this!  I have an old DCU uniform that I could use for the project as well!  Love how your bag turned out!
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2008 09:45:08 PM »

What a marvelous job! YOu did really great!  I don't see how you followed that pleatness bag tute....I love the bag...just can't seem to wrap my arms around getting thru the fragmented portion of the tute....maybe some day!  Very good job! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2008 09:50:02 PM »

I have another friend who wants one, so maybe I'll take some photos along the way.  That would help the tutorial so much...
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« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2008 01:50:36 PM »

That's really cool!  I'm brand new to craftster and love it!  I've got some old jeans I wanted to make a purse with and I got great inspiration here and really liked how your camo purse turned out.  Hopefully mine ends up just as nice.  Thanks for the idea!  Smiley
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