2.12.2010

Pop Tab Purse – The Insanity Continues

I have been really obsessed with this project.  It was a challenge to figure out how to make the motifs and then to get all of the pieces to fit together from just looking at a picture and guessing.  This was what kept me up at night and once I did go to bed it’s what I dreamed about and now I have finally fitted all the pieces together!  I still need to put a lining in and figure out the type of closure I want to use, but I think I’m going to have to put this down for a little while and work on something beside pop tabs before that happens.pop tab sample finished Yeah, I need to finish weaving in the ends too. 

I learned a lot from this project:  The original bag, that I have copied, sells for $120-$130 and that is a steal for the amount of work involved in making one of these (even if you have done it a hundred times), size 18 nylon is really to big a smaller yarn would look better, weaving in ends sucks, and sometimes you have to walk away from a project for a while to be able to finish it without loosing your mind.

Would anyone like to volunteer to put a lining in this bag for me?, I think it may be a pain because of the shape.  I guess I’ll figure that out later!  Have a crafty weekend everyone.

1 comment:

Tiffany (aka: mieljolie) said...

Great job so far! Better than I could have done, that's for sure. Bet it makes you appreciate the simplicity of weaving "tabistry". ;)

You'll probably be on your own with the lining. I've never liked adding lining, myself. Always seems like double work.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Mieljolie