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lacey0828
« on: June 02, 2010 08:52:13 PM »

I was excited to hear about this challenge. I really needed a laptop bag I can bring to the airport and this was the perfect opportunity to make it. Since I love all my games, I couldn't bring myself to tear up any of mine, so I made a trip to the goodwill store. I found a American Idol dance pad (my husband asked why a singing show would have a dance mat and I didn't think of it at first, but it's a really good point). Anyways, it worked well for my bag. I cut out the wires and used the vinyl and padding. I hand stitched all of it and really didn't feel comfortable that it would hold. So, I had to bring out the duct tape and it matches well Smiley I hope the pictures are alright, I always forget I have to crop them so much in order to upload to this site. I also always forget to take pictures in the middle of the process since I'm just to into it to think of it.

Here's what it was:


And now my spiff bag:



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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2010 09:03:52 PM »

This is a cool bag! I would definately sport this!
 
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I am with your dh on the why do they need a dance pad!
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2010 05:40:58 AM »

great idea and well done! how fun!
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010 05:51:37 PM »

oh thats neat! I like it =)
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010 09:06:37 PM »

Thanks guys! I'm glad you like it Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2010 09:45:46 AM »

I love this, I have an old dance dance revolution mat that doesn't work, and I've been saving it for something like this. The colors aren't as pretty as this mat though.
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010 08:55:37 PM »

Great colors and fantastic utility!  I would love to have a laptop bag like this.
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« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2010 01:28:35 PM »

This is a great laptop bag.  I love the bright duct tape on the edges.  so fun!
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2010 10:14:27 AM »

I think it's fantastic and I love that you have purple duct tape Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2010 05:44:19 PM »

Squee.Way too cute and a fantastic idea
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2010 02:33:37 AM »

OK, so I am a little late to the dance party. This is very nice. I just recently sewed some clear vinyl, and just double stitched for security.

These colors make this one stand out bag.
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