"Purse"analities!

February 28th, 2009 in member junk     
Debbiejean Debbiejean, member
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Each purse is lined on the inside with material. I think these would also make cute jewelry holders which is my next project. This is the actual color of the bags from the grocery store. It gives them a real vintage look.
The handle on this bag is made by braiding 3 bags together and sewing to the inside on the sides.
On the back of this bag I sewed a pocket made from melting bags as well for my cell phone.
This little purseanality holds my glasses. Fancy stitches, a button and lined with material on the inside finished off the look.
Each purse is lined on the inside with material. I think these would also make cute jewelry holders which is my next project. This is the actual color of the bags from the grocery store. It gives them a real vintage look.

Each purse is lined on the inside with material. I think these would also make cute jewelry holders which is my next project. This is the actual color of the bags from the grocery store. It gives them a real vintage look.


These purses have their very own "purse"anility! I iron grocery bags together between tissue paper on low heat and this melts the bags. The fun part is using your sewing machine and crazy stitch all kinds of stitches all over the bag. Add buttons, lace, broaches, material or whatever you desire to "purse"analize your bag. It's great fun, I tried to put this under projects and give step by step instructions, but I am having trouble with my pixels. If anyone has suggestions on how to get my pics on here for a better view, I would be more than happy to give step by step instructions. My pics of the purses don't give a very good view of them but they look very vintage and are very strong.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Debbie
posted in: member junk, vintage, beige, tote, plastic, purse

Comments (10)

irishrovr writes:
Wow! These really look like old leather bags - and you'll never run out of material!

Eileen http://ruralwisconsin.blogspot.com/ Posted: 8:58 pm on March 31st
redneckChic writes: Cute Cute!!! I'm been working with grocery bags for awhile - they are such fun to make purses out of!!! Keep up the good work - this is tooooo cute!!! Posted: 12:06 pm on March 13th
suewhitney writes: Old grocery bags? Awesome! Great idea... I could really use a glasses case like this!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:49 am on March 2nd
Debbiejean writes: No, there is no stench or smell when ironing these together. Posted: 11:03 pm on March 1st
MelHow writes: I've toyed with the fusing of bags and love how your project came together - but tell me, is the stench terrible? Posted: 10:48 pm on March 1st
writes: This is just ingenious. WOW!

JennyK Posted: 12:13 pm on March 1st
oldnews writes: I've seen these before but didn't know how to make them. Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try it! Yours are beautiful! Posted: 11:45 am on March 1st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! I am so very impressed! I think the glass case is fabulous and can see this type of "material" used for a more decorative garbage container in your car. (I've seen regular fabric ones on Etsy).

Great idea and thanks for posting!
Candy

Posted: 11:18 am on March 1st
csudderth writes: Wow-These are from old grocery bags? I thought they were fabrick when I looked at the picture. Cool!
Christy Posted: 11:01 am on March 1st
BarkingDogs writes: That is so very cool! I use http://www.photosize.com/ to resize my pics. Posted: 9:58 pm on February 28th
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