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glittergutsnglue
« on: May 30, 2006 07:25:39 AM »

I found this well-knit hat at a thrift store, and I wore it for a while, but once I cut my hair short, it didn't look quite as fetching.  So I simply turned it upside down, added a vintage button closure and a brown ribbon decoration, and then it became one of my favoritest clutches ever.  The knit job is amazingly sturdy, the shape is perfect for a wallet and a book and a few things, and I've gotten a lot of compliments on it in the past.  What do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2006 07:46:51 AM »

awesome! and what a great way of recycling
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2006 07:47:19 AM »

I love this idea! Another thing to scout for during thrifty trips! YAY!
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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2006 08:10:49 AM »

As I'm reading the title, I'm thinking "cap turned clutch" what's this going to look like?  Well, it looks pretty amazing.  Love the shape of the clutch and the button closure.  Great job.
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2006 08:12:04 AM »

Thats such a great idea!  It looks crocheted though, not knit.  Its hard to tell.  Did you have to block it to get it to lay flat?
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2006 09:47:00 AM »

thanks, all!  i'm glad you like it, and it's definitely something easy to find at the thrift store and easy to do - i'm all about sprucing up lonely vintage scores Smiley

Thats such a great idea!  It looks crocheted though, not knit.  Its hard to tell.  Did you have to block it to get it to lay flat?

yeah, i'm not a knitter or a crocheter, so you could very well be right!  it looks flat because I have a book in it, but it's really not too bulky, and as soon as you put something in it, it shapes around it nicely...
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2006 10:07:21 AM »

Super Cool Modification. I love the simple but great mods.
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2006 06:14:04 PM »

Thank you Smiley  And I agree - Sometimes old and discarded things just need one extra little touch to breathe new life into them...And it makes it easier on me Wink
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2006 06:32:28 PM »

wowowow ive never thought of that before! (runs to nearest thrift store)
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