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Monday, May 23, 2011

The Old Bags......

I thought that I would put on some of my older bags, just to show you what variations you can get with Tampax, among other things. You really don't need much in the way of materials. None of these took over six inches square of material....I will not claim responsibility if your man finds a hole in his best silk tie or his old, soft leather gloves!

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We'll start small. Three of these bags can be made with Tampax. The two Turquoise silk ones and the red leather one are just that.(No neckties or gloves were harmed in the making of these.)

The tube was just cut in a different shape on the two flat ones and the barrel one wasn't squashed. The instructions for that one are here... http://caseymini.blogspot.com/2008/03/barrel-bag-tutorial.html It was one of the earliest tutorials on the blog. The larger one was done with card stock, covered with fabric. There are also instructions for the shoes in a couple of different places too.

Here's an assortment of all different kinds. Some of them open and are lined. Those would be the black satchel on the top, the cream leather at the bottom left, with matching wallet and the one next to it with the open mouth. Oh! And the one next to that has drawstrings that actually work.

Since I am on a purse kick, I took out my shadow box with all of the purses. It needed refurbishing.

Tessie kept hinting that she would appreciate it if I left the glass off of the front when I was done, so that she could change purses more often....Not a chance. There would be purses, helter skelter, all over the house.

Did I mention that I actually carry one of these around in my car at all times. It hangs over the cigarette lighter that has never been used. Hey! I had to make it useful somehow.

Some of the other purses in this photo and the one before are made over a piece of foam core....I will show you how to do those tomorrow.

Right now I am finishing the laundry and cleaning up after a messy weekend.

See you tomorrow.

14 comments:

Susanne said...

Thanks for sharing these lovely bags, Casey!
Love, Susanne

Plushpussycat said...

Yes, thanks for sharing these lovely bags! The detail is great--they look so real! Fantastic!

Lucille said...

Those little purses are adorable! Thanks for the tutorial, Casey.

Kathi said...

I actually have one of Casey's purses and it is absolutely perfect! Please don't tell Tessie.
There might be trouble if she knew that one was missing...

Nicole said...

All your bags are great, Casey! I have some favorites which I would love to make... thank you for showing :-)

Mona said...

Love all the details on your lovely bags. What do you use for metal locks and decorations?
Mona

Caseymini said...

I explained in yesterday's blog. The metal parts are cut from jewelry findings. Some of the buckles are simply links from old necklaces and bracelets.

Mona said...

Yes, I remember now, when you telling me, that I read it yesterday ;). But thank you for the reminder.
Mona

marlies said...

Your bags look great! Thank you for sharing your "how to do"! :D
I have to make some for my shop,
* marlies

My Wee Life said...

Your bags are amazing :)

Judith said...

These are beautiful Casey! And who would ever dream what they were made from?
Judith

Drora's minimundo said...

Thank you for another great tutorial. Your bags look great.

miniacollection said...

Wonderful bags!
Geneviève

Deni said...

OOO I just love those bags they are really special!!!