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Topic: Woven Magazine Clutches, wallets, and make-up bags (very pic heavy)  (Read 2210 times)
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« on: September 05, 2007 07:33:21 PM »

About four months back I started making these bags to sell, and last month I dicovered this site. I had started looking around and Apparently my idea isn't as origanal as I thought it was, because I discovered that craftin pretty (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=61439.0) has already beaten me to the punch. But I decided I'd post my version of these bags anyhow. Cheesy
Sooo... here is a group shot of all the bags I've made this past month.

Showing details of a few.


The insides...

Here's a couple of wallets.



Make-up bags.



and finally showing how much the standard one holds, actually it can hold alot more but that's all I've got in it.


Thanks for looking at all of them. and sorry it's so pic. heavy
I'd love to hear your suggestions, comments, what you think etc. Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2007 08:24:48 PM »

sad to say, there truly is nothing new under the sun, but gosh we keep trying eh? but yeah, your bags rock, i wish i had enough patience or whatnot to do such a thing. very pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2007 09:57:25 PM »

this looks like a great way to recycle all the magazines and shiny junk mail i just cant bear to throw away? is it as easy as it looks or is there some sort of secret?
do tell!
yay recycling!
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2007 10:09:18 PM »

chainmailgoddess - it is sad, but oh well! I'll just have to try harder. Cheesy
jilted - yeah it's just about as easy as it looks, I think at least. basically how I do it is for wallets I cut up TeenVouges that someone signed me up for... those are smaller so they don't have to be trimmed down, and for the makeup bags... the big bags are Rolling Stones that got damaged in a terrible moving accident. oh my! ha...
basically for large bags (so in my mind I'm thinking of Rolling Stone's sized papers...) you cut the page into four strips, these strips get folded into fourths to make them durable, and then are covered in packaging tape. then I lay them out to see how many can be used with it, and for Rolling Stone's it's 6 strips by 16... however how my way is different *I think* is that I tape two together and get a big loop. so it's actually 6 loops by 16 strips. from there it's over under stuff... and then folded up and over under on the top parts of the loops... and then I tape off the top edges. and yay! it's done.
I'll try and get pics or something. and just ask if any of that's not clear...
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2007 12:34:55 AM »

hey my cuzzin picked up a purse similar in Mexico. but i forgot what it was made out of. i think it had more of a metallic look to it though in some of the strips...love it!
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2007 09:38:15 PM »

do you put anything like Modge Podge on them, or just keep 'em plain?
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« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2007 09:42:13 PM »

i've made a couple of these but your's are SO MUCH NICER!  very clean and professional.  anyone buying them from you would be lucky.
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melissa!
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2008 02:10:32 AM »

Oh. Thanks. Cheesy

and I'm so sorry Punk is the new blog I completely didn't realize  that you had commented on this. and it's not modgepodge, it's packing tape. I live in the pacific northwest and they would NEVER hold up if I didn't cover each individual strip with a whole lot of tape. Cheesy
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