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If you find yourself with a dead Dance Pad like I did, you can make it into a purse. And you get to check out the guts which are pretty cool.

Step 1: Collect all the stuff you'll need

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Go to a fabric store and pick out a cool style for your purse. Since the dance pad vinyl is pretty thick and inflexible, and you will have to turn the purse inside out to finish it, keep that in mind. Look for patterns made for stiff fabric / leather.

The pattern won't tell you this, but get some sheet foam, like an automotive headliner from the fabric store and use it as interfacing. It helps the dance pad vinyl look less wrinkly.

You'll need sharp scissors and a sewing machine. Depending on the style you choose you might need some zippers or similar fastener hardware.

sassimo033 years ago
Awesome! Now I can get rid of my old dance pad without having to trash it and feel bad! Woot.
rachelmaryb4 years ago
One word: AWESOME!!!!
Saturn V4 years ago
That's neat. I'll have to beg my parents for a dance pad so I can make one for my friend.
NinjaBear5 years ago
elanimation5 years ago
This is so cool! Just one question: what pattern did you use for the bag? :O
Very cool reuse for those pads. I was a fan of the ones RedOctane made with the thick foam insert myself.
Oh man! I just got rid to two of these. Broken ones. Bummer. I'll be l=passing this on though, what a fun idea and a great conversation piece!
kawaiipeach5 years ago
Best purse ever!!!!! 
kmc5125 years ago
sweet idea! where'd you get the video game candy?
quantazelle (author)  kmc5125 years ago
Sunbanks5 years ago
Great job, this looks amazing! 
Bartboy5 years ago
Had to say that....
Looks good!
loppy965 years ago
dude bitchen
canida5 years ago
Whoa, neat!  Great job.