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« on: January 18, 2012 09:32:16 AM »

I am in love with vintage luggage but kept passing it up due to no use for them. I found this idea for upcycling floating around pineterest and went to work. I purchased an old structurally sound box (I think it originally held a typewriter).  I painted it. then measured the inside to cut out cardboard for the bottom and sides. I covered the cardboard with fabric, add a pocket to the lid portion by sewing a few stitches to the lid heavy cardboard. Then hot glue gunned it all in place. Here is the finished product.
This now houses all my embroidery craft items in one place for easy transport.

Here is a flute case I found and now am using it for my long knitting needles.

I will no longer pass up these jewels at the local thrift store.
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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2012 09:43:32 AM »

That turned out really great!  So much nicer than the plastic storage bins.
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2012 10:13:58 AM »

Ohhh! I've pinned something similar. LOVE the concept and your execution of it. These are so much more fun and original than your standard plastic storage bins. Awesome job!
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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2012 12:00:37 PM »

I love it! And especially the old flute case!
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2012 01:21:54 PM »

Oh man, I know I have my old flute laying around some where. I'd love to upcycle the case into this. Now I just need to find some old hard case luggage. Thanks for this post. Finding a place for my floss and hoops is hard without buying one of those tupperware bins. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012 01:47:44 PM »

Amazing! Love the top one.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2012 02:52:38 PM »

These came out great and with a severe need to organize, I should get to work. I have quite a collection of these. Your flute case is inspired. What did you do to the outside?
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012 02:55:44 PM »

I left the outside of the flute case "as is", due to it was a nice dark brown leather. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2012 07:52:21 PM »

I just "inherited" a hard suitcase and have been trying to think of a use for it!  What kind of paint did you use for the outside?
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2012 11:54:47 PM »

I just used acrylic paint because it was a textured fabric cover. However if you have a plastic Samsonite, use the fusion for plastic, to spray paint to paint the outside.
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