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« on: July 30, 2011 12:00:16 PM »

Hey all.  I have been a LONG, LONG time lurker.

Recently I got my DDR mat out after a long time of no use only to find out the back arrow didn't work.  (Of course I replaced it ha!)  I would really like to turn the broken one into a cute little purse to really showcase my nerdom, but I am having trouble finding the perfect pattern with such little "fabric."

Has anyone attempted a project like this? 

The purse I usually make is this:
http://www.allcrafts.net/fjs.htm?url=tinyhappy.typepad.com/tiny_happy/2006/06/shoulder_bag_tu.html

So in short, I've never made a "stiff" purse and I'm terrified to start cutting the mat away with so little room for error.

Thanks Craftsters!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011 06:06:18 AM »

Why not make the bottom of the bag out of the mat, then cut out strap pieces from some other fabric? That way maybe you could have some left over for another project, too. To make the bag you only need to cut out 2 rectangles or whatever shape you want. I think the strap on this one would be awesome for a nerdy bag. http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/2008/01/1-hour-bag-tutorial.html
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