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Question: VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE THRIFTY BAG! (ALL BAGS ARE UNDER HERE, IN ORDER!)
Blazer clutch by my_idiosyncrasy
Flower skirt clutch by Crafty_Witch15
Jeans and Confetti Messenger Bag by Drea4545
Slyvia by seaofstars
Cinderella tape purse by Miss American Pie
Rose Purse by justforme
Knitting bag by CosmicCarrot
Carter center purse by princesakati
Chinchilla bag by abuelitodimetu
Girls' pants bag by GirlyGirlBags
Rainbow Sherbert Placemat Purse by dayzi
Crazy Patch Bucket Bag by Helendwatermelon
Jacket bag by aramasamsam
Book purse by alisonwonderland
Crocheted purse by cantafruit
Pink Cord Bag by platinumbarbie
Reversable tote by SunshynDzyne
Rainbow purse by weeza
Cord and paisley purse by licalee
Popcan purse by bluemondayy
Trench purse by olilo
Skull bag by dyanemcs
The Bowling Bag of Terror by Naked_Ninja
Kylie's Mini Bag Bag by vampirategurrl08
Skirt bag by Solia
Estee with a new perm by Margarita Miss
The Shoe Bag by junquette
Vinyl Star Purse by Lique
Ultimate Diaper Bag by angelbum
Recycled Overcoat by Fortune_32

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Topic: *WINNER ANNOUNCED!* BAG CHALLENGE :1: NIFTY THRIFTY!  (Read 19157 times)
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GirlyGirlBags
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2006 06:39:23 PM »

I made this little cutie out of a pair of little girl's pants that my mother gave me and lined it with some leftover home dec scraps.


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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2006 11:54:14 AM »

I started with a brightly colored striped placemat ($1) and turned it into this cute summery purse that reminds me of rainbow sherbert.  Grin


I used ribbon scraps for the straps and added a magnetic snap closure ($2) All in all is cost about $3 to make.

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Helendwatermelon
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2006 12:20:14 PM »

Hi all,

Have been lurking around Craftster for a long time.  I love it.  Here is a "Jordy" sort of knock off I made.  It's scraps from a bazillion years of sewing and quilting.  It measures about 10x12 and is lined with a single pocket.  I call it the Crazy Patch Bucket Bag.





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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2006 04:43:40 PM »

Here's my submission!  I found this fantastic jacket at Value Village for 3.99.  For the strap I used a leather belt! All nifty, and all thrifty!
Before

After

The front unbottons into a big pocket

Let me know what you think!
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alisonwonderland
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2006 05:36:48 PM »

Hey, I made this a while ago too, but it was cheap and cool!

It's just a book purse, but it's pretty much the most awesome book I've ever found!



For cost I'd say...book was about $1.50, fabric $2, screws from dad.

more pictures!


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cantafruit
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2006 08:10:01 PM »

CROCHETED PURSE

I used about 1/4 of a bunch of yarn I paid $1.99 at the thrift store = $0.50
handles = $3.00 on sale at JoAnn
lining, interfacing and velcro for closure - scraps from the closet.

total: $3.50

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platinumbarbie
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2006 09:56:03 PM »

Here is my thrifty bag!
I spent $1 on the pattern.
I used an old pair of pink cords that have become too big for me!!! WooHoo!
I attached the pockets from the jean.
I used left over fabric and cording.
I bought the silver grommets for $2.49!

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/platinumbarbie2004/album?.dir=/e962
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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2006 07:45:42 AM »

Okay, here's my bag. I started w/ a pattern I already had and modified it a bit. Everything used in making the bag I already had, save for the $1.79/yr interfacing I had to buy more of due to running out...I think I used a whole 19" x 3" piece of it.lol  Maybe not so nifty, but definitely thrifty. Smiley

Though I didn't intend for it to be when making it, the bag is completely reversible..yay!










I bought everything for this bag a few months ago so no expense to make it for the challenge,  but just so it's out there if needed, the toile fabric and the black lining were both $1.00/yard at Wally World... I used a 1/2 yard of each at most, so total = $1.00.  Interfacing was $1.79/yard, and the pattern I started with was about $1.39. I've had the thread for a looong time so I couldn't tell you how much it was. In all, when everything was originally purchased, it was $4.28 including the pattern.
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weeza
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2006 01:53:29 PM »

RAINBOW PURSE

I made a small purse (about 7" x 8") out of scraps from a skirt I made.  The interfacing was leftover too.  I'll say no more than a $2 cost for the fabric and interfacing.  I got the zipper for for $.75.  Puts my total at $2.75.  I didn't take any pics of the back or the inside lining but it is the same green material that the strap is made of.  Its a bright happy little purse perfect the spring and summer months ahead.
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licalee
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2006 09:23:37 PM »

I made this out of corduroy clothing I got from a thrift store years ago. It's so not challenge worthy but it fits the rules so I thought I'd post it:



It's made from parts of thrift store pants, a shirt, and a dress - all corduroy I've had them in boxes for years and years. All $0.99 or less each and I have a lot left of all the fabric. The paisley lining was free from a box of fabric I found on the curb, the spot where you leave things free for the taking. I'd say I spent at most $1.50, taking into consideration how much fabric was left over.

This was originally posted here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=83090.0
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