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« on: January 25, 2008 08:14:11 AM »

I had scored this coat at an auction/flea market for $2.  It is my size but it wasn't lined and I thought it had other purposes, so I took parts of the bottom and made this tote bag for a swap on Swapbot.  The straps are from the belt and the lining is from a really cool thrifted sheet.  A nice suede bag for a fraction of the cost. Smiley







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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2008 01:31:30 PM »

Very cool!  $2 for a suede coat?  Amazing score!  And the tote came out really  nice, too!
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2008 09:10:46 PM »

Thanks so much and yes the price tag made it all even sweeter.   Wink
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2008 05:55:39 AM »

I love it, you did a wonderful job!
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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2008 10:58:55 AM »

This is a brilliant recon. I love the shape of the bag and the look of the belt holes on the shoulder strap.

BTW, I recognize the lining fabric. My mom made cafe curtains of this print when we were kids (late '70's.)
I always loved this fabric. That is why I still have some scraps of it. There is little that is usable, as there are rust stains from the curtain rod.
So, congratulations on two good finds.
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2008 06:08:10 PM »

OMG, that is the print and you had kitchen curtains, love it!!!  I love that you have saved scraps since then...thanks for the compliments.
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