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PetitMer
« on: February 16, 2008 07:39:46 AM »

My husband LOVES to read and browse used bookstores, so when we moved down the street from The Strand, I decided to make something for our house! I took one of their tote bags:

Snipped the straps and saved them for later, shoved a pillow inside (14" square I think)
and did a blind stitch on top.

I slapped some buttons on there and threw it on the couch! Viola!

It's had lots of use and is a little wrinkly, but comes back to life for company with a quick steam. I tried keeping the straps on and tucking them inside just incase I wanted to take it apart in the future and use it as a tote again, but it was too lumpy  Tongue I guess I have enough totes anyway!  Wink
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Krisnotes
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2008 08:15:05 AM »

This is really cool! I wish I could sew worth a dern because this project would come in handy. There is a place around here called "The Strand" as well. It's in Galveston Tx. A bunch of really cool shops and pretty historical.

A+ on your project Smiley
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Astica
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2008 09:56:53 AM »

Awesome! Cheesy

But is it just me, or does one say 8, and the other 18?
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PetitMer
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2008 12:43:53 PM »

hehe. yeah. a lot changes over the years! And it's only been about 3 since I did this one. The new ones have the website printed on there too. Their whole thing is that they buy up entire libraries at a time as well as from local donators so they have rows and rows and rows and rows...
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Supercrafter
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008 05:11:42 PM »

Super cool!! i made one like this like 2 years ago...it was a teacher's tote w/ the school name on it and it was just on top of her cabinet like forever so i asked her if i could take it. the next day i brought it back to her all stuffed and w/ little rheinstones on it. i wonder where it's at now. i should go visit her to check on that cute little pillow!-and to say "Hi" of course.
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caryndipity
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2008 01:06:27 PM »

that's awesome! what a great idea!
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