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« on: April 28, 2013 09:23:42 PM »

Wandering around in Hobby Lobby is dangerous. While picking up some thread for my huge WIP, I happened to see a project idea sheet for a plastic canvas purse. They have the shape available for purchase so all you have to do is stitch the pattern and sew up the sides. Here's what I came up with:



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I used simply soft sparkle yarn (I forget what it's called). It didn't take very long at all to make. I don't think I put the clasp on correctly because there weren't any directions, but it's on there pretty good so I'll call it good. I think I want to make one for my grandma for Mother's Day.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2013 05:22:26 AM »

Wow! That is so cool and pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013 07:40:28 AM »

Cute purse, I love the colours you used.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013 08:51:22 AM »

that looks great. 
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2013 09:46:57 AM »

What a fab idea - I really like the stitch you used on it  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2013 02:15:39 PM »

Thanks everyone!  The stitch I used is called the Scotch stitch.  The one I want to make my grandma will be bargello stitch and I'm going to use upholstery trim for a strap.
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013 04:49:23 PM »

Gorgeous! Plastic canvas is so addictive. I've had those Hobby Lobby purse forms in my hands several times, but have resisted so far.

Great job!
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013 11:25:33 AM »

I want to learn to do bargello plastic canvas stuff.  Love your purse.  I didn't know they had ready-made purse forms.  There's no Hobby Lobby near me, but I'll check local crafts stores.

I went to a 92 year-old lady's destashing sale and bought a bunch of crewel wool.  It would be perfect for plastic canvas, but I don't know how to use it.  I vaguely remember making plastic canvas coasters at my Grandma's as a little kid, but I've forgotten how.  I think you've inspired me to buy an instruction book.
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2013 01:02:49 PM »

Great idea! I love the use of canvas!
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