A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.

Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 313,578
Currently Running With Scissors:
297 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Turkish Vest from Pop tabs  (Read 5174 times)
Tags for this thread: pop_tab  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 593
Joined: 17-Oct-2005

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« on: April 01, 2009 07:54:06 AM »

I did a personal swap with Tiffany(mieljolie) for the pattern for her Turkish Vest from pop tabs, she was even nice enough to alter it to fit my larger size.

From the front it really frames the girls.

Here's the back, I still need to add bells and coins around the bottom and a chain across the back, but I was so excited I had to share it now Grin
The pop tab "fabric" is really comfortable and stretchy, I was surprised!  I can't wait to wear this out.  There are a couple more pics on my blog.
She also sent me one of her paper mache witch's boots.

Comments and Questions always welcome Wink

« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009 09:21:25 AM »

0_o That is mind boggling. I used to collect pop tabs obsessively when I was younger, but I never managed to get that many. You said she gave you the pattern and you made the vest yourself? How long did it take? Looks awesome!

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 593
Joined: 17-Oct-2005

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009 09:29:41 AM »

I worked in a bar and I used to save all the tabs, it wasn't a busy bar Grin.
I made it from the pattern she sent, it took a few days to lace the tabs together and crochet around the edge.  It's been something I've worked on off and on for about a month, but if I would have just worked on it straight it would have been done in about 5 days.

« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009 09:47:35 AM »

Wow! I guess it helps to work in a place that has a steady supply of them. I wouldn't want to drink that many sodas (since I don't drink beer). I would have expected it took longer, though. You did a great job!

Offline Offline

Posts: 750
Joined: 09-Sep-2007

But it's my BIRTHDAY tomorrow!

View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009 07:17:33 PM »

Seriously awesome. Looks like chain mail, and its (as my husband would say) Ooooo titty-riffic!

Lets all go to Jack Taylor's to celebrate!
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2009 06:45:54 PM »

You did a great job! I can't believe that it's actually comfy? I wrote a blog post on pop tab fashion at http://iminlovestyleblog.blogspot.com/ and featured your vest with a link back to your original topic post.

"If they give you ruled paper, write the other way" Juan Ramon Jimenez
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
February 21, 2018 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Ribbon Scarf
The Birds and The Bees

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.