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« on: March 16, 2004 08:56:04 AM »

I've been making rugs by crocheting fabric for awhile, but last night i whipped up this little purse.  What do you think?  i cut up a t-shirt into strips and crocheted them together.  the thing i'm worried about is that it is pretty chunky, which makes it a little thick and heavy (but maybe not, i hardly ever carry a purse) but also very strong.  it is about 10 inches wide and 5 inches tall. it has a fold over loop to wrap around a button for a closure and it is unlined.
Like it?  Think people would use/buy them?  How much would you charge or pay for something like this?

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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2004 01:59:48 PM »

Oh that's such a SUPER idea!! I am SO doing that tonight with some of my ratty tshirts. Cheesy Thanks for the inspiration!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2004 03:24:23 PM »

cute! Shocked i will try this after (if? when?) i finish my grocery bag purse.

i think you should make some with short straps too if you're going to sell them.  but i have no idea what to charge ... i'm one of those people who just goes home and makes it myself.
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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2004 06:47:33 PM »

i love it!
i really want to learn how to crochet now!
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2004 10:50:25 AM »

i think i need to get a crochet hook right now!

of course you sell them! very spring too! I'm afraid i'm a bit like jennybean and wouldn't know what to charge as I would try and recreate myself but handmade purses seem to go from anywhere between $10-sky's the limit- how long did it take you and what were your material costs? You want to make sure you give yourself a decent hourly wage!
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2004 08:34:59 PM »

Wow, I just did that exact same purse in the same color only i knit it! AHHHH that is sooo weird!! we must be twins seperated at birth or something....
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2004 10:39:23 AM »

that's such a cute purse! i think they'd sell great Smiley
another option you might want to try is doing a tote bag size. it looks nice and strong and like it would be perfect for a summer/beach tote - they'd be cute in stripes from different t-shirts  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2004 11:44:57 AM »

Neat idea!!! I would never have thought of it.  I think it would be a seller.
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2004 04:53:16 PM »

Thanks guys! I've been working on more bags, this time out of velour fabric!






I decorated them by "embroidering" over the top.

Please post the knit bag!!
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elysium
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2004 10:03:08 PM »

The velour looks great. I'd pay 30 bucks for those. But that's before shipping and exchange (I'm Canadian).

Awesome, I'll have to make some.
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