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Subject: kool-aid pouch purse
Date Posted: 8/27/2008 6:43 PM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2007
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http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=812

i think i am going to try to do this with Starbucks coffee bags...

i have quite a few bags.......

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 8:18 PM ET
Member Since: 12/20/2005
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Yvonne, keep us posted on how it comes out.  I've been saving chip bags to do the same, but I'm concerned about what it will do to my new and very expensive sewing machine.  One of the moms at school used a glue gun to adhere the bags together.  So far the bag is still in one piece.

Date Posted: 8/27/2008 9:25 PM ET
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hmmm  glue gun..... that's interesting....

a few months ago i made a purse out of cardboard and covered it in ducktape... and put braided hemp for straps... it is still in one piece..

Date Posted: 8/28/2008 9:02 PM ET
Member Since: 7/21/2008
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We have made these and punched holes in the bags  and laced them together with ribbon.  Also embelished the tops with feather boas.

Date Posted: 8/29/2008 9:24 PM ET
Member Since: 12/20/2005
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Robin, I like the ribbon idea.  I have LOTS of ribbon. LOL  And my girl scout troop can do it without any problems.  Thanks.

Yvonne, I just bought a book on no sew/low sew purse making.  Lots of patterns using ducktape.  Again I bought it with the idea that the girls can make some of the them.  There is one that uses caution tape on the outside and its held together on the inside using ducktape and staples, it even has a zipper in it.  I'm glad to hear the yours held up so well. I would hate for the girls to spend time on a project and have it fall apart on them. 

 

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 1:53 PM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2006
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We use colored duck tape! it works great and I even used it as my purse...hauling all sorts of stuff around!

Date Posted: 9/17/2008 5:07 PM ET
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Stacey, thanks for the duck tape idea.  I'm going to try it.