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Topic: sweet 70s pillowcase---->appliqued summer bag (tutorial added on pg.2!)  (Read 2727 times)
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« on: July 16, 2008 07:42:22 AM »

i love this bag. it's my new favorite.

really easy to make, took me about a half hour, but i did do some seam-ripping, so it might not take you that long.

before (a mess of pillowcase on the floor after a rigorous day of garage saling):


after (an awesome summer bag with a birdie applique, i'm a whore for ravens):


the obligatory action shot (ignore the gross pj pants!):



what do you think?

(NOW...with a tutorial on page 2!)
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008 07:51:25 AM »

Very pretty bag ;0)
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008 07:56:05 AM »

cool bag!! very nice print:)
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008 07:59:00 AM »

Great bag.. I have one I need to try that on.. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008 08:03:10 AM »

thanks! Smiley
i found it at a garage sale for 50 cents.
and it came with a queen sized flat sheet and another pillowcase.

i think i'll make a dress out of the rest!

we'll see though, i haven't ever made a dress before....
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008 08:05:07 AM »

I love that! The bird applique is the perfect finishing touch.

I'm really getting into recrafting with items I already have or find at yard sales... I'm going to borrow your idea for some linens of my own that are in need of attention.
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008 10:02:23 AM »

Oh my goodness, I'm almost certain that my parents had that exact sheet set when I was growing up!  I always hated the print, but it certainly made a cute purse!  Great work! 
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008 10:20:38 AM »

I think we had those sheets.  My folks had that pattern in blue and yellow and I had those.  They look great as a bag, as sheets not so good.  Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008 12:38:36 PM »

Awesome use of a pillowcase!  It reminds me of something you'd see at American Eagle...and pay WAAYYYYY maore than 50 cents!
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008 01:21:49 PM »

Very cool! I remember once in elementary school my best friend and I went to the skating rink everyday and one day to bribe us into doing something different her mom offered to help us make dresses out of some cool 70's pillow cases. The bribe worked and we got made some sweet dresses. I wish I could find a picture of thos.
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« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2008 03:27:27 PM »

thanks for all the nice comments!  Grin

i love this pattern as fabric, but i agree that it would be gagtastic as sheets! Cheesy

and there's so much of it, maybe i can still make a dress out of the pillowcase i have left.

hmmm....give me an idea, i have a sweet star wars sheet set i got at a thrift store a while back and it has a pillowcase with it! it has the star wars logo thing and all the ships from the movie, like the millenium falcon and the death star and stuff.

man, that would make a kick ass dress if i could work it right. Cheesy

thanks for the pillow case dress idea!
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« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2008 09:58:58 PM »

Is there a tut for the purse somewhere?
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« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2008 06:29:06 PM »

That's cute! I like the style too.
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2008 11:52:48 AM »

Is there a tut for the purse somewhere?


here you go, i just drew one up quick! i'm sure there is one somewhere else online, but i found it to be quicker just to make my own...



hope that helped! Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2008 12:00:20 PM »

I dig this tons.
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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2008 01:07:10 PM »

That is so cute i need pillow cases now xD
Too bad all purses aren't that simple

I found the Tutorial on martha stewart website:
http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.0e0eb51a2e6b5ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=d496330b00a22110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default
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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2008 08:26:43 PM »

That's awesome. 
It definitely doesn't look as simple as it was to make.   Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2008 07:11:35 AM »

That is so cute i need pillow cases now xD
Too bad all purses aren't that simple

I found the Tutorial on martha stewart website:
http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.0e0eb51a2e6b5ad593598e10d373a0a0/?vgnextoid=d496330b00a22110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default

yeah! that's the one i used! Smiley thanks for posting it!
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