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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2005 03:55:59 AM »

I absolutely love it...great job.  I'll have to try one now.  Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2005 12:17:19 PM »

OMG! that is such a boot..........i mean hoot! good job on figuring out that one!! you did good, i might have to attempt it, if i do ill post pics..thanks for the tut!

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« Reply #12 on: June 10, 2005 08:44:18 PM »

Someone I know purchased a bootie bag for $80.  I kept looking at it and thinking..."I can make that!"  Then I found your tutorial THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

I used a pair of $1 jeans I bought at a yard sale, less than 1 yrd of lining fabric (purchased for $3.00 yd.), a belt that my daughter does not wear (free) and straps that I cut off an old bag (free).  For the support part I used clear plastic thin-gage cutting mats that I purchased from the dollar store held in place with duct tape also purchased at the dollar store.  I did buy a bag of fiber fill to make the butt cheeks! <-- Worth it for the cuteness factor.  I glued mine all together with Loctite Super Glue that I got for free when I attended a convention.  I really like my straps better than the beaded ones I've seen for two reasons.  1) I can carry it on my shoulder and 2) It's comfortable.

I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS PURSE!  If you've thought about making one, you should!!!

Here's photos of mine...

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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2005 07:27:26 AM »

awesome job!  I've seen these sell anywhere from $95 to $200 where I live.  I've managed to start a neat little business selling these babies for half the price.  Now if I only had time to make me one....

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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2005 02:53:24 PM »

henri - WAY too cute and thanks for sharing.  You should really post this tute/thread over in the Completed Projects section, they will eat it up!  Love what you did with everything, lining, handles, tie... >>> So, how are you going about selling yours?  Just going around to boutiques?  I/We would love to see some more pics of the bags you are selling!!!

socreative - So, how did you put the stuffing in the "bootie" so it would stay?  Love what you did with the belt and lining!

I am seeing a Hippie one with iron on LOVE and PEACE symbols.  Too, a scarf through the loops would be multi-functional! 

Got lots of jeans here that I am using for another project and have been debating doing something like this with the tops.  The group that I sorta sell to already has someone doing something along this line.  Shoot, I am out of it and thought it was her "unique" idea, so I didn't want to step on her design.  Silly me!  These are selling for $50 - $295 in real life!!??  (YOU GO henri!!!!!!!)  Hmph!  Undecided   I'm tip toeing through the tulips babe! Wink

Most of my jeans are mens, some big mens.  I suppose I could add a magnetic snap or a ribbon and do a roomy tote.  Or maybe even use the fabric tie like henr and make it longer and it can be cinched closed.

QUESTION:  Any idea on how I could add a zipper closure to the top of the bag?  Is the only way to bring the lining up?

Hmmm, bringing the lining up gives me the idea of doing this and inserting a draw string as a closure too.  But, I am still curious about the zipper....

Thanks again henri for posting this and for the tute!!!!
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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2005 10:10:37 PM »

bootie bag! I love that name. I've been making these for years but the folded leg under the bottom is new to me! I can see where the cardboard would really help keep a great shape. I always put a zipper and lining in mine.
my cousin drove me insane until I made four of them for her for Xmas gifts one year!
 Your tutorial is great by the way!
I can now picture a use boot sticking our from the one seam!
Oh that would be such a hoot! I might have to try this one!

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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2005 07:52:41 AM »

really cute bag Grin
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2007 06:21:42 PM »

does any body know how to make the flap to the top of the purse to make it close these are very cute baby  boootie bags Thank you
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2007 05:24:04 PM »

you could make a flap using fabric with cardboard or the plastic canvas in between the fabrics. YOu would have a little bit of fabric left on the back where you would sew it in between the outside fabric and the lining. The piece on the other side of the top would put a button hole in it and then it would go across the top and button to close it up.

« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2008 02:28:02 PM »

I made one of these as a kid! It was one of my first sewing projects when I was around 10 or so. I sewed patches and crazy buttons all over, too. I think I might have to revisit the project and make one for my niece (age 6). I think I might see if I can thrift some crazy-colored jeans.

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