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« on: August 27, 2009 10:49:00 AM »

I recently went on a trip down to London for the weekend and wanted something special to wear. After realising since I don't have sewing machine a whole outfit was a little over ambitious, I decided to make myself a special little bag.

I was looking through some old stuff and came up with the idea of cute little clutch made out of a map of London. The finished product was bigger than I originally wanted but I used the entire map and decided the bigger it is, the more stuff I can fit into it (which thankfully meant I could fit my brolly in because it threw it down when we were there).

I cut the map into strips and covered in sticky back plastic (so it's weatherproof and drinkproof), and then simply weaved the pieces together. The bag closes with Velcro and is fully lined with red satin, which I thought made a great contrast. I even made a little badge for the front for a 'designer' touch. When I took it out, I actually caught someone trying to look at this to see who made it  Cheesy

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This is my first post, but please tell me what you think. Any comments appreciated.  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009 11:04:42 AM »

This is so cute!  You did a great job!
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2009 11:05:20 AM »

Awesome. Great and keep the posts coming. Welcome to craftster.
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2009 11:55:38 AM »

that's awesome!  i love how you tricked the label whores! 
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2009 12:35:16 PM »

I love it  Grin Very creative- keep up the good work!
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2009 12:36:39 AM »

wow, i love london, even though i've never been there Cheesy i love the idea of a handbag/clutch like that- is the inner lining glued into the bias-tape-like thingy on the side?
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2009 05:38:44 AM »

What a cute idea! I really like the woven effect.
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2009 05:59:32 AM »

I love it!  I understand how you made it, but I'm pretty sure if I tried it would be a disaster - how cute!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009 02:34:58 AM »

wow, i love london, even though i've never been there Cheesy i love the idea of a handbag/clutch like that- is the inner lining glued into the bias-tape-like thingy on the side?

It's pretty basic really, I used double sided sticky tape on the lining and then to finish it just added a bit of leftover map over the top (so you couldn't see the edges).
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2009 07:51:45 AM »

Wow! This is the best. Win!
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