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gypsyheart
« on: July 09, 2006 04:57:45 PM »

I've travelled alot and have many postcards.Any ideas on how to make a cool purse or bag out of them?I don't have a sewing machine,but can borow one and I'm also not that great at sewing.Thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2006 05:08:20 PM »

I would sew them between two pieces of vinyl and use those to make a basic square-bottomed bag. Does that make sense?
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2006 06:26:30 AM »

Thanks,that's the look I was thinking of having in the end.I just have to figure out where to get some clear vinyl and sew them.Can I get it at most craft shops?
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2006 06:27:55 AM »

Thanks,that's the look I was thinking of having in the end.I just have to figure out where to get some clear vinyl and sew them.Can I get it at most craft shops?

The Joann's in my town has it on a roll in the back of the store. Back with the home decorator fabrics.
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TribalDancer
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2006 11:57:29 AM »

You could laminate them in a heavy laminate, punch holes in the corners, and put four together in a square (one four-card square per side) with jump rings. Then stitch them to the outside of a regular canvas bag...?
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2006 07:35:52 PM »

You can also get the plastic at Walmart (it's in the fabric department on a roll with tablecloth like fabrics).  If you have a lot of postcards, you can always make pockets with they vinyl so you can slip the postcards in and out as you like.  That would also help preserve the postcards incase you wanted to use them for something else later on down the road.
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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2006 01:42:02 AM »

These are all great ideas! I have vintage postcards from my hometown and what a great gift this would be for my mom!
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