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koolcreativity
« on: January 01, 2009 04:40:40 PM »

So, long story short....
I purchased a gift card at Sephora for my sister and did not want to accept their ugly mirror gift box it came in.  After receive a few confused looks (like the ones I get when I don't ask for a plastic bag), the sales lady let me leave without the mirror compact.

Instead, I made some small chenilled gift pouches.  I already wrapped the one for my sister, so here are some mock-up photos with cards I had lying around. 

Without further a do...here they are:



There are four layers of fabric sewn together (three up and one down).  Then the fabric is carefully shredded and beaten up with a wire brush. 


Another picture with the zipper displayed for you.


Lastly, just to show you the colorful insides.  I always make the inside fabric contrast the outside and the zipper.


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turtlelove
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2009 05:51:51 PM »

very cute!  i love the fabric!
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AngelKrafter
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2009 05:59:43 PM »

awesome I love you gift pouches very ingenious.
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« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2009 10:35:28 PM »

what a clever idea, i really like the fabric on the green one.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009 07:02:40 AM »

these are so great!
and so practical - can be used for any holiday (of gift giving that is) and can also be used as a coin purse - very cool.

(oh and i have been getting "look" for years about no plastic bags. it's easier when you make your own funky bag to carry purchases in. it becomes less about the plastic bag and more about your own bag! ha)

great idea, i'm sure your sis loved it!
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009 11:19:25 AM »

they are beautiful! they must have taken a while to make, though! I really want to learn how to make them...
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009 11:23:17 AM »

LOVE THIS!
Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2009 03:56:27 PM »

i love em! the stitches give it so much texture! great job
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« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2009 03:52:37 PM »

This is an awesome idea! I may do this for future gift cards.
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2009 04:10:28 PM »

very cool idea! i love the bright and colorful fabric Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2009 04:43:09 PM »

Thanks for all of your comments.  Once you get on a role these pouches really don't take long to make.  I always have so much fun creating color combinations.  I've given them as needle pouches for knitting projects as take along bags.  A friend of mine made a trick-or-treat bag for her friends little one.

They are a great way to use up unwanted or undesirable fabrics in your stash.


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creamycharb
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2009 02:28:35 PM »

man-  these are great.
is there a tutorial out there??
i am having a hard time seeing what you did with your description.
it just looks so damn cool.
and do you sew them together before or after you shread them?
(sorry im so daft.)
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koolcreativity
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2009 06:19:49 PM »

I'm presently in the midst of preparing for midterms (I teach chemistry), but I've been meaning to post a tutorial.  I'll reply here when I do.

Do you think these types of bags would sell on Etsy?  I've always wanted to try, but haven't taking the plunge yet.

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