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efran
« on: March 06, 2008 12:03:58 PM »

Hi, crafters!  I'm a dancer - swing, ballroom, latin, etc. and I have special shoes I take with me to lessons and dances.  (they have suede bottoms for good spinning so I don't want to wear them outdoors)  So I wanted a nice bag to carry them with me and thought, "hmm...this box they came in is just the right size and my shoes wouldn't get smushed in the closet in here...I'm going to cover it w/ fabric, add a handle and make it a bag!"

I'm quite happy with it, most work being done with a glue gun.  I added fun stitching to the handle and with the extra thickness from the fabric held the lid on without a closure being needed.  I added a pocket for business cards (people always ask where I take lessons!), a strap inside the lid to hook on a pen and shoe cleaning brush.  Some sewing I did through the cardboard w/ my machine.  You can see where the machine foot wouldn't allow me to go, but it's good enough for me!





Hope you like it and maybe get ideas for yourself!  Thanks.  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2008 01:15:19 PM »

What a great idea!  And you did a lovely job. 
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2008 02:21:37 PM »

Very cool! what a clever idea!! Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2008 03:08:40 PM »

thats pretty cool. How does the lid stay closed when you carry it? Maybe you said and i missed it.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008 03:14:10 PM »

now see there....necessity IS the mother of invention!  great job~
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008 05:39:51 PM »

This looks so nice. Great thinking on your part.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2008 05:53:24 PM »

Such a neat-o idea!! KUDOS on creativity!
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efran
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2008 12:51:30 PM »

thats pretty cool. How does the lid stay closed when you carry it? Maybe you said and i missed it.

Thanks for the nice comments!  LoveByDesign: I thought I'd need to add some kind of hinge and closure tab, but ended up not needing anything.  The layers of fabric added for covering the box gave the lid extra snugness.  So the lid stays put without any help.  That made me happy!  Smiley
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