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Miss American Pie
« on: March 14, 2006 08:01:18 PM »

I made this cute little purse out of the box from an old Cinderella tape. It's lined with material from an old pillowcase and decorated with some old ribbon and lace I had lying around.



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There's only enough room for the essentials- phone, keys, duck-tape wallet. It's so cool though, and it was really easy to make.

Can I enter it in the "Nifty Thrifty Challenge" on the completed projects forum even though its a re-con?



-Tutorial-

I'll try to make this as clear and detailed as I can...

1.) Find a vhs box from an awesome movie (preferably Disney because their boxes are so neat).

2.) Sew a lining. Their are five pieces. The two big rectangles are the same size as the inside of the rim on the box plus an inch or so for the hem on top. The trapazoid-ish pieces are 2 1/2 inches on the bottom and about 5 inches on the top (about 6cm and 12cm for metric craftsers). The angular sides are the same length as the side of the big rectangle (don't forget to leave room for the hem on top). The narrow rectangle on the bottom is 2 1/2 inches wide, and the same length as the side rectangles (about 7 1/2 inches, but you're better off basing your measurements on your box). Hem the top of the two trapezoids and two side rectangles to fit in box. Sew all the pieces right-sides together. Check to make sure your lining fits your box.

3.) Plug in your hot-glue gun (If you don't have a hot glue gun, go buy one cause they rock). While it's warming up, pick out some awesome lace, ribbon, rick-rack, etc. for straps and decoration. Mark where you will put the handles (I measured so they wouldn't be crooked).

4.) When the glue gun is ready (mine takes a long time!) glue your lining in around the edges just inside the rim. Make sure you can still open and close the box, but then leave it open for a minute or so to let it dry.

5.) Keep that glue gun hot though, cause you're still gonna need it! When the lining is dry, close the box and glue your handles on. Next, get all your ribbon, lace and trimmings and just go to town with that hot glue-gun!

6.) Take your purse to parties and let everybody envy your incredible taste in fashion. Don't overestimate how much stuff you can fit in it though. It's quite small. Enjoy! If something's unclear, just ask!
« Last Edit: March 15, 2006 07:17:00 PM by Miss American Pie » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2006 10:13:25 PM »

What a cutie of a purse!

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2006 05:10:29 AM »

Great job!  It looks very well made. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2006 03:37:10 PM »

coul you possibly post a tutorial? prettyy please!
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2006 05:07:39 PM »

I love it also. I was going to throw out a Cat in the Hat VHS box, but thought this could be a purse! I'd also like a tute. Cinderella is my favorite Disney movie btw.  Smiley d
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2006 05:12:51 PM »

That is super cute! Nice touch with the trim. I have to go hunt through my vhs collection now.
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« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2006 12:17:10 AM »

this is great, thanks for the tute Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2006 11:04:47 AM »

Great idea!!! I've avoided throwing out my VHS tape cases when I upgraded my movies to DVD - now I know what to do with some of them!
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2006 09:17:56 AM »

wow totally awesome i have a ton of those disney vhs tape thing lying around so cool
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2006 02:47:37 PM »

 Smiley this is so neat! I work in a video store....I can feel the ideas coming already....
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2006 06:44:16 PM »

O.O this would be perfect for my buddy who is an Alice in wonderland Freak and doesnt carry much but lip gloss, a mirror and erm... thats it. No Cell or Keys. Thanks much for this great idea.
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2006 07:04:29 PM »

that's so cute!
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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2006 10:09:50 AM »

great idea and cute!!!
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« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2006 05:29:53 PM »

 Smiley That is soo cool. I think I'll make one if it get the chance!!!
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2006 07:11:40 AM »

i too work in a video store.. and spring cleaning is in progress..
too bad i didnt see this post 2 days ago when i threw out a BUNCH of vhs covers..
i might have some somewhere tho.. cute idea! thanks for the post! its super helpful in my time of creati-need.  Cheesy

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been thinking more since i posted..dont forget:
if anyone has one of these cases, but doesnt like the movie, just take the picture out and put your own in!
the possibilites are endless! this is SUCH a great idea!!! im going crazy now! hahahah *shuts up*
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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2006 01:57:35 PM »

That is a cute purse! I would have never thought of VHS purse.
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2006 01:39:14 PM »

thats so adorable
how did you come up with it
i love you for it
haha yess
the only problem is...my mother collects disney movies
so i dont know how happy she would be if i took one
hmmm maybe ill go to a thrift store and buy one
yes its lovely
i love the lace
it really goes with the whole cinderella being a princess thing
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2006 08:44:15 AM »

Great - I just got 250 of these cases via freecycle.... I thought about doing some lights (like the glass block lights) but never thought of a purse.. thanks!
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