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alisonwonderland
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2004 04:45:14 PM »

have you ever held your purse with stuff in it , walking around, and had it fall apart?
cos when i use glue guns for things they usually dont hold together well.  Undecided

cos if i made one of these cool purses Id love to wear it around and show it off :-D

The ones that I made I made a purse that would have worked by itself..just would have been a little boring..that was the right size to fit in the book and then glued it in. I actually used velcro glue for mine because it looked stronger than anything else we had in the drawer and I figured if it could support velcro being pulled apart a whole bunch then it should be able to hold this together. So really all the glue is supporting is the frame of the book itself, and the fabric inside is doing all of the grunt work holding the stuff.
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2004 04:52:16 PM »

heh.. couldn't resist.. a couple more I made this afternoon

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This one I got at the library in one of those for sale piles.. I looked it up and it says "The Bank Enterprise" (It's the revised and extended edition). The lining I got at the thrift store as a random remnant. It's just a bunch of really oddly colored little kids doing things like jumping rope with daisy chains.


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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2004 08:07:55 PM »

A word on glue types.  I highly recommend E600 industrial strength, it dries quickly, and very strong. 

Also, I took 8 of these purses to an outdoor arts and crafts market today, and sold 4 of them at $40 each!  Plus, I got 4 custom orders!  I am so stoked, my website should be done in less than a month, and then I'm really in business.
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« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2004 04:23:46 AM »

Alison: I did catch your technique mentioned earlier in the thread and it made me smack my head and go "D'oh!" What a great idea!!! I hope you don't mind if I try in to my next one.

craftpunk: Where would one be likely to find such glue?
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« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2004 11:32:52 PM »

I just made my first book purse, and it turned out kinda sloppy.

It's super cute though! I like what you were going for and that's an awesome book.. I think it would be pretty hard to do the edging like that well..
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« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2004 12:03:31 PM »

oooooh I love the fabric of the first purse..are those little roses? It's so cute.. where did you buy the fabric?
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« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2004 12:21:40 PM »

oooooh I love the fabric of the first purse..are those little roses? It's so cute.. where did you buy the fabric?

I haven't bought any fabric yet, and I've made 15 purses.  I get it all from my mom, who has been quilting for 35 years.  I could make thousands, and still never use it all up.

This particular fabric I had to tea stain to get it just the right color to match the purse. 
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« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2004 08:10:13 PM »

Here are some of the other purses I made to sell. 













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« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2004 08:20:37 PM »

i'm soo going to buy some old books at the thrift store and make some of these
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« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2004 08:56:50 PM »

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