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Topic: Make a Purse & Fill It Swap (SIGNUP CLOSED, MAIL BY 02/28/2011  (Read 51800 times)
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« Reply #80 on: January 05, 2011 07:50:32 AM »

I am thinking about joining this one, but I wanted to run a few ideas by the ladies in this swap already.  I have already PMed the organizer.

I am not really into sewing an actual purse, I sew by hand and would rather not actually sew the purse, but I could if I had to.  I haven't sewn a purse by hand, but I did make a bag once using a machine.

One idea I have is altering a purse.  I stenciled a purse in the December Birthday swap, and would love to do that again.  Though, I wouldn't be making a purse, I would be buying one that is a good candidate for altering then alter it.  I could also alter it more by adding lace, buttons, flowers, etc.

The other idea is making a box purse.  I made a coffin box (I altered the pattern so I could just put a top on the box without hinges) this past Halloween, and I used a coffin purse tutorial to do so.  So, I know I can make a coffin purse, or a box shaped purse.  I have a drill and everything I would need to do that, lots of cardboard boxes to tear apart, and I could make it as big as my partner would want.  It would have a duct tape design, or paper mached and painted.  I may be able to cover it with fabric, I just have to look up how to do that.

ALSO, heh, I got a wood burning kit for Christmas, so if I got a wooden box to burn, I could add handles and stain the wood. Cheesy  I have never done wood burning, but I have wood scraps to practice on, and I hope the kit actually works. XD

Would anyone want a partner that could make purses like that?

I would!!! Actually its the same thing I had in mind also, as I'm not a great sewer my self. I've actually debated on dropping out of the swap several times because I wasn't sure how I was going to sew a pruse/bag.

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« Reply #81 on: January 05, 2011 07:55:31 AM »

This was the first swap that I joined last year after I got my sewing machine and I too felt overwhelmed when looking at the galleries since some of the ladies on here can totally rock a sewing machine.  I think that as long as you put forth an effort it will turn out wonderful!

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« Reply #82 on: January 05, 2011 08:04:18 AM »

I am so excited for this swap! It has been forever since I have done one and I am so looking forward to this!

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« Reply #83 on: January 05, 2011 01:40:10 PM »

I'm going to have to sign up for this!  On a side note, I wouldn't mind having something other than a sewn purse.  As long as it's unique, it's awesome Smiley

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« Reply #84 on: January 05, 2011 01:40:46 PM »

I have finally mustered up the courage to send off my questionnaire Cheesy I've wanted to do a swap for so long but was a bit intimidated by all you lovely craftsters, but I think I'm ready now! (I'll keep telling myself that). I'm looking forward to the start of the swap and looking through the past galleries has been fun! I have lots of ideas already.  Grin

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« Reply #85 on: January 05, 2011 03:27:01 PM »

Never fear, ladies - I'm with polkadotts - put in a good effort, and you will get a good result!!

And as I mentioned before, give yourself plenty of time before send-out dates.  A couple hours every other night for 3-4 weeks means that you have a nice, laid-back experience during this swap rather than trying to pound out a bag in one night over 12 hours...  Trust me, I've done it both ways, and the 1 night thing is NOT fun!

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« Reply #86 on: January 05, 2011 04:37:56 PM »

 My first swap! I am so excited. I can't wait to get started, all these ideas are running around my head. : )

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« Reply #87 on: January 05, 2011 05:17:11 PM »

I think I might just faint on the day of partnering, from all this anticipation!  Grin

And...I bought some MORE stuff for this swap...the 17th really needs to get here soon...

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« Reply #88 on: January 05, 2011 06:37:50 PM »

sooooo into this one. but, i am afraid i will get ahead of myself. i just signed up for my first swap. the keep me warm swap. i am hoping there is enough time once our partners are announced that i can jump in on this. i am fairly new to the site, and have been slowly easing into all that craftster is!! very addicting!

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« Reply #89 on: January 05, 2011 07:32:40 PM »

Just signed up! I have been cleaning house and just got rid of about 40 bags and the same for shoes so I have room for more now woohoo!

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