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1  Guitar Noteboard in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by LikeHolyWine on: August 15, 2004 01:58:39 PM
OK, before I start - I am not a "guitar murderer" as some of my friends have been calling me! Anyway, I got given this old guitar by one of my second cousins, who probably thought it would be a funny idea to "give the kid a broken guitar". Yes Philip, hilarious. A couple of weeks ago, some of the strings broke, and the inside got rusty, but instead of chucking the whole thing away -

1. I twiddled the neck apart from the body

2. I hammered nails into some of the frets, but not all the way (about 1cm out, if you like)

3. I stuck it on some hooks, and put it up.

And now it serves it's purpose as a noteboard/jewellery holder in peace. The end  Wink

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2  Re:Tape Measure Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by LikeHolyWine on: May 05, 2004 12:28:59 PM
Lol, no I'm not Scottish, sadly...I'm an English girly  Smiley

Wow, I'm surprised at the number of replies I got! Here's the tute -

  • Cut out 3 6 by 10 inch rectangles from pieces of white cotton (or any colour that takes your fancy really!) - In this example I've used blue.

  • Next, cut out pieces of an old tape measure to fit one of the squares. I didn't actually cut this one up in the photo, but hopefully you can see what I mean  Smiley

  • Using the other two pieces, sew them together to make a sturdier back for the purse. Remember to leave a side for the top! Alternatively, you can repeat the step before and have two sides of tape measure, but personally I think it looks cooler with just one.

  • Next, arrange the random pieces of tape measure you've cut to fit the square, and arrange them on the cotton. Sew them in place - I recommend zig-zagging between the pieces to make them less sturdy, if that makes sense!
  • After this, sew the back onto the front (don't sew the top!), making sure the tape measure side is facing inwards so you can turn it out. Trim any loose ends.

  • Finally, turn it inside out and you're pretty much done! Finish it off by folding the top edges over and sewing. The 4 is just to symbolise where the tape measure parts go btw! Spiff it up how you like - on my final piece I used poppers, but I'm sure a zip or any other fastening would work just as well.


Hope this helped you. If you have any questions, just PM me and I'll be happy to help  Grin

Rosi xx
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3  Tape Measure Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by LikeHolyWine on: May 05, 2004 09:36:25 AM
Hi! This is my first topic on these boards, so please bear with me if it all goes pear shaped!

I saw someone had made purses and wallets out of tape measures, and I decided to do the same thing but revamped it a little. I basically took an old 60's red and white tape measure, cut it up to fit white cotton squares, sewed it together and added a wee red felt bow. Tute is ready if you want it! (if you don't, I won't be offended  Wink) Sorry for awful camera quality...

Rosi xx
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