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« on: June 16, 2011 08:35:56 AM »

A couple days ago I gave a birthday present to one of my friends. Part of the gift was an origami bracelet. I found out you could also make a purse with the same pattern. And so it began.

I got the pattern of the bracelet from this YouTube video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnlSmTTGbKM&feature=related. I made the chains out of construction paper that we've had ever since the School Supply List asked for it but we never used it Cheesy. After I did all the chains it was time for me to sew it together. This was when I got very impatient. At the moment I had a great feeling of just wanting to finish the bag. So without looking up instruction, I sewed them together Shocked.

It looked okay so I moved on to putting in the fabric inside and adding the zipper. I didn't really know how to sew on fabric to paper with thread and needle Huh so I decided to use the magic power of the glue gun Shocked. I still had that feeling of wanting to finish really quickly so I glued everything on really quickly which meant it wasn't as neat as I would've normally liked. In the end it turned out like this:

In the end I kind of like it Smiley I originally made this for my sister's birthday (which is in about a month) and still am going to give it to her but I want to fill it with goodies inside. Any ideas on what the goodies should be Cheesy?

Lupita Cheesy
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2011 09:28:28 AM »

you can put a small round stone that says you love her and happy birthday to your sister. she can just keep it inside the bag for luck and memories. so when she opens the bag to look for money, she will pick up the stone  (by accident or not)  and remember who made it for her.
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2011 10:25:01 AM »

I've lined purses like this before, you did a great job. The trick I've found is to sew it into the round before you sew the bottom together. Cheesy She'll love it. Cheesy

Also, if you give it a few coats with some clear varnish (spray kind) or modge podge it'll help it last longer. Cheesy

« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011 11:37:47 AM »

Great job!  I've had stacks of construction paper hanging around for way too long and have never been able to bring myself to get rid of them.  Now I know why!!   Cheesy  Can't wait to try it-thanks for sharing the idea.

« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011 12:11:06 PM »

Thanks for the ideas and comments  everybody Smiley

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