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

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.

Awesome! Now I can get rid of my old dance pad without having to trash it and feel bad! Woot.
One word: AWESOME!!!!
That's neat. I'll have to beg my parents for a dance pad so I can make one for my friend.
This is so cool! Just one question: what pattern did you use for the bag?&nbsp;:O<br />
Very cool reuse for those pads. I was a fan of the ones RedOctane made with the thick foam insert myself.<br />
Oh man!&nbsp;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!<br />
Best purse ever!!!!!&nbsp;
sweet idea! where'd you get the video game candy?<br />
<a href="http://www.fractalspin.com/x/home.php?cat=25">&nbsp;Fractalspin -- candy section<br /> <br /> thanks!!<br /> </a>
:D<br /> Great job, this looks amazing!&nbsp;
lol.<br /> Had to say that....<br /> Looks good!<br />
dude bitchen<br />
Whoa, neat!&nbsp; Great job.&nbsp; <br />

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