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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2010 11:50:17 AM »

i actually bought a real miche bag and it works well, but not worth the cost at all! i am still trying to make one, but the money situation is hindering me a bit... but i can say (after taking apart the real shells) they use 4 metallic magnets (not the usual ones we know) per side then 4 that attach in the same place per side of each shell... and their shells are cardboard so the backs of notepads would work (same type of cardboard as in the real thing) i can answer any other questions about the real ones if needed... and i WILL post pix if i ever get to finish my bag... i at least know what i hate about the miche bag itself... it's very small and made of cardboard and plastic crap so it's very squishable and not very sturdy... also it can't be washed
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2012 12:56:20 PM »

Diy shells for the Classic and Petite Miche bags should be fairly simple. With proper measurements all that is needed is 4 magnets, a piece of cardboard cut to size, some pretty fabric, and the ability to sew straight edges. I've also seen people buy 1 Miche shell and then make slip covers for it, this would make them easier to make(no need to find magnets or cardboard) and easier to wash I'd assume. Shells for the Demi(which is my favorite) and the Prima would be a little more complex, but the styles Miche offers are limited so I might try to come up with a pattern for them as well. I love the size and shape of my Demi and if I was able to design and make my own shells then this bag would truly be limitless.
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christianmarie
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2012 08:53:57 PM »

I would definitely use cardboard to stiffen the shells. Something thin that you can sew through like poster board or pieces of a cereal box. Obviously, you won't be able to throw the shells in the washing machine, but I have many bags and wallets that I've interfaced with cardboard and they spot clean just fine.
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LittleQuack
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2012 07:26:57 PM »

I drafted a pattern and made my first shell for the Demi base bag.

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=406105.0

Check it out Smiley
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