Gun Purse

I couldn't help but post this. The Persuader is a purse designed by James Piatt to look like a gun. He writes: "For the girl on the move the Pursuader features a handy cell phone compartment in the clip. Constructed by interlocking laser cut leather this handbag has no stitching. This is a combination of old-world craftsmanship and high technology. Create the look no one can refuse."For the woman in your life who has everything! - via Craft: - via geekologie - Link.

Topic by lebowski 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Computer Keyboard Purse

I recently came across this sweet keyboard purse by Portguese artist Joao Sabino. It comes in both white and black. I'm not quite sure if it's actually manufactured, but it might be nice to try to make one of my own. Link

Topic by transplendent 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how do i get air freshener oil out of a red leather purse (it leaked all over it)?

We had one of those plug in oil room fresheners from Bath and Body works. It tipped over one day while it was on the table and leaked all over my red leather purse. The oil didn't change the color but definately smells strong. I've tried cornstarch to absorb the oil but it doesn't work - it seems that the leather has completely absorbed the oil.

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Soda Bottle Change Purse

Store your change in this recycled plastic bottle change purse.  Throw this environmentally friendly accessory into your bag.  What a great conversation starter!

Topic by Carleyy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I am making a purse.

I'm making a purse out of my old shirts that i don't fit anymore but i don't want to get rid of so i cut out patches that are roughly 4 inches by 4 inches i went into this project thinking it would be easy and once i got to the sewing part i became lost and didn't know what to do. I have 16 squares for the front and 16 for the back and i went today and purchased material to line the inside and do the sides with so that the inside coordinated with the outside, trust me i thought all of this threw up until the sewing part. but anyways I just don't know what stitching methods there really are to do this kind of project and i currently do not have a sewing machine and i need someone who knows what their doing to tell me how i should sew each patch together.. Thank you, Lindsey

Question by lindzderrick03 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Cupcake purse How to make it ?

I want to make a purse like this    They are from Judith Leiber .I am a senior high school student and I cannot afford it. They are badly cute.  So I want to creat it by myself. But the QUESTION is how to do it ? I really need you guys' help. 

Topic by Miss Puff 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


how do you make a soda tab purse? Answered

I would also like to know how to sew fabric into it, please dont show croshayed ones :)

Question by pianolover10124353 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


instructions for duct tape wallets and purses?

Question by palc 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can I edit a step by step after it is published? Answered

I am in the middle of a project (making a soda tab purse). I am new to this forum and have not ever created a step by step. Can I publish the steps I have done so far then go back to edit it when I am done?

Question by letapeta 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Do you know how to make a magazine bag?

I want to make it like this: Click here!I'm not familiar with the materials the designer used to make it. If any of you have an idea on how to make a magazine bag, please relay the instructions.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how do you sew a zipper into a homemade (felted sweater) purse? Thanks

Question by pxrising 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


how can i make a soda tab purse?

If possible please post a video on how to do it like the one  shown

Question by pianolover10124353 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Would...

...a purse count? :P

Topic by Dzwiedziu 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE RECORD PURSES

KIDS WANTING TO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO THIS SUMMER TO EARN MONEY

Question by dusty75 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Please tell me how can I make silk purse out of sow's ears? Thanks!

Question by husainsn 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


carsoncool's gift exchange entry PLEASE READ

My skills include- sewing, weaving (potholders) What I'd like to make for someone- Hand woven potholder purse I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone else- (choose all that apply): (S,M,L) I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else:  yes What i like- toys, trinkets, recycling, mostly anything What i don't like- umm.... nothing? I absolutely can't have: (due to allergies, pets, etc) food items Type of thing I'd love to receive- wooden doll, recycled items, basically useless but cool items, etc.

Topic by carsoncool 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Suggestions?

I just made my first instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Sewless-Canvas-Envelope-Bag/ And I wanted some suggestions to it... I really wanted feedback, but people havent reviewed much or maybe im just too impatient...... In any case, please can you suggest things?

Topic by Celesmeh 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Gum wrapper weaving.

I'm looking for instructions on how to weave gum wrappers into frames and purses. Similar to the chains. Prisoners use to make picture frames and purses therefore, at one time this was called prison art.

Question by TrashyGirl 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How do you Make Candy Wrapper Purses?

The Mexican Folk Craft people make amazing purses or clutches out of candy wrappers or other forms of paper. Some with zippers and cloth internally. I now how to make the chains to start it off. What I am having problems with is how to sew them together. Please help with a detailed instruction or video. 

Question by jpeek 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


What can I make from felt that is... Answered

a)not a bag or purse, b) that is actually useful and c) a worthy present for a friend or partner?!!?

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


I want to knit a bag (purse, man-bag) with nuts, washers and other hardware strung on (before knitting) as beads.

It will be knitted with string, twine, lacing- or just white yarn- and nuts, washers and other hardware strung on (before knitting) as beads. Where can I find that pattern?!? I know I saw a picture of one, didn't buy the book and now I can't find anything like it.

Question by Pheline 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can you make a plastic cloth out of shopping bags and how if possible?

I mean can you use them to make nify stuff like purses and belts ,because I tried to do it with an iron but wasn't good.

Question by i_am_a_felt_unicorn 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Can you suggest ideas for recycling leather from a broken recliner? More imaginative than belts, purses or pouches.

It seems a terrible waste of quality leather to just trash this chair. Can you help with creative uses of the leather pieces I could salvage?

Question by febert 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


polypurse- the plastic bag project

Hi! my name is galit and I am an industrial Design student. im doing a project turning plastic bags into fashionable purses. I would love for your help and opinions on my bags and I will be happy to post the instruction for the ones you like. Thank you!

Topic by galit 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Reusable To-Go Food Containers

I've been thinking of this idea for a while now. Everyone is using those reusable shopping bags these days, so why not design a reusable, resealable and collapsible to go container? I say collapsible so that when you're not using it, it can be stored in a purse and not take up a lot of room.

Topic by InvaderDig 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Why are my instructables picture for steps different sizes?

Would someone take a look at my instructable and tell me why the pictures are different sizes in my instructable steps?  I would greatly appreciate any help resolving this bug.  Thanks in advance.  https://www.instructables.com/id/STYLISH-INNER-TUBE-PURSE/

Topic by sunshiine 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


DIY version of this bag?

Roxy Vagabond Crossbody Pursehttp://www.buckle.com/roxy-vagabond-crossbody-purse/prd-74910452014/sku-8842700000 It looks easy enough but I'm terribly without a guide, or pattern. Any ideas? Thanks so much. (I know its suppose to be do it yourself, but i guess I'm a WOPDIF,  watch other people do it first) 

Question by WhyHello 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


what can i make out of duct tape for my business? Answered

1)mouse pads 2)bouquets of flowers 3)intinal 4)bible cases 5)wallets (use packing tape to make a place for the license) 6)tip holders 7)iphone ipad ipod cover 8)purses if this helped visit my Facebook page "Kaylee"s Duct Tape Inc."

Question by kaylaucod 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How can I remote activate an LED light? Answered

I need to remote activate an LED light from very close proximity. It will never be farther that like a foot away so I wont need much power. I just need an idea of what kind of remote and reciever to use. Im making a light-up key ring for a purse that will light up from a sewn in remote. Thanks for the help

Question by kh319 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do you get the "snap" buttons off of a Mead Trapper Keeper?

I have a broken, old Mead Trapper Keeper that has a snap system for closure. I want to take these buttons off of it somehow to use on one of my projects, such as a clutch or a purse or something. I am stumped on how to take them off though. Has anyone done this, or can anyone tell me what to do, or how to remove these?

Question by Jessie Marie 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Flexible EL Display, Recirculating Gravy Fountain, USB Nintendo Gamepad

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Topic by randofo 8 years ago


Things we carry on us.

After reading an article in regards to what we carry in our pockets I was thinking if people wanted to post what they carry on their person it may be interesting. Responses can be things you carry on your person or things you carry in your pockets, in your packs/ purses, or even whats on your keychain (in the event you are a minimalist) whichever is your preference. They say you can tell alot by a person by going through there pockets so lets here it, whats in your pockets??? Unfortunatly its late here so my post will have to wait until the morning as it will be rather lengthy.

Topic by wd4.0 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Cat Food Bag Recycle?

Any new ideas for this cat food bag? It's too big for a wallet, and making a purse or messenger bag out of it just seems... redundant. I mean, it's already a bag, right? But my brain isn't coming up with anything else more creative. Its really too cool to throw away though. It's wonderfully shiny and colorful on the outside, and it appears to actually be woven together of some sort of tyvek material. It looks like it would survive a lot of abuse. I've got basic sewing skills, and whatever materials that I don't have around the house I can pick up from Lowes, Walmart or Joanns. :-)

Topic by Bitsi 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Old Fashioned Key

I was thinking the other day about how I could make all of the gothy underclassmen even more jealous of me and my accessories, when I came up with the idea of having a giant, ornate key as my keyring. Kinda like in the secret garden, or some other old fantasy type movie/book. I couldn't find any starting points at the craft store, but I was thinking it could probably be made from wood, metal, or some type of sculpting medium. SInce it'll be a key ring and flopping around with keys in my purse, it will be rather vulnerable to dings and chips. Any ideas?

Topic by makaalohilohi 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Tape cassettes. Hundreds of the things. Any ideas?

Ok, my husband is a hoarder. But only of tape cassettes. There are hundreds (probably thousands) piled up in our bedroom in boxes as we've just moved. We are without a loft space (we had one previously which had a lot of them in) so even my husband was shocked at how much he had when we moved. So! I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what I could do with them? Things I could make? Do? Anything?!  I'm definitely going to be making a few tape cassette purses I think! But I'm definitely up for a little help and ideas :)

Topic by ChronicCrafter 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Rechargeable LED Glow Hoops

This hoop is assembled using ProdMod instructions and materials. It's rechargeable, collapsible, stays lit up to 6 hours, is quiet, durable and contains 21 leds - 7 blue, 7 green and 7 slow or fast color changing lights. All hoops are soldered for optimum durability. 40" diameter.Charges in about an hour!Charger is small and compact just like your cell phone charger. Weighs only 5 oz. Easy to carry in your purse or travel bag. Only one simple wire to connect to your hoop. An easy to read indicator light tells when its charged. Charge at any time, no need to wait for the lights to die out.Custom colors and sizes also available. Inquire. http://www.hoopelements.com/shoppe/sled/index.html or http://hoopelements.etsy.com.

Topic by HoopElements 10 years ago


Our second annual Fashion Contest is starting on Monday!

Are you getting ready for spring and summer by sewing up some new fancy clothes? Do you make your own shoes? Have a pattern for a purse you'd love to share with us? We want to see what you're making! The Fashion Contest is back and Singer has provided some fabulous sewing machines and dress forms again this year. (Huge thanks to Singer!) Last year's contest was amazing - we can't wait to see what the community comes up this year! The contest will be open March 25 through May 6, so you've got lots of time to strut your stuff. :D P.S. - Make sure not to publish before the 25th! Click through above to see all the prizes and learn more.  

Topic by jessyratfink 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Duct-Tape Wallet Ideas?

A few things I thought could make better duct tape wallets. 1: Buss-Pass/ I.D. Pocket, Perhaps a pocket made out of clear packing tape that covers the whole card could be used for I.D. or a Buss-Pass. 2: Coin Purse, A Sideways-facing pocket can be made to fold-out sideways from the wallet, when the pocket is folded-in, It acts like an envelope and keeps the coins in. 3: Dividing Page, A properly sized page taped on the inside "spine" of the wallet could be added to allow for more compartments. 4: Transparent/ Clear Carcass, The Carcass of the wallet could be made with clear packing tape or transparent duct-tape 5: Sports-Grade Grip-Tape/ Hockey Tape Parts, Parts of the wallet could be made from Grip-Tape or Hockey Tape, These products can be found in black, colors or transparent. Please Respond to this inquiry.

Topic by Sliderkk 10 years ago


Sandra Betzina's Twelve Days of Christmas Giveaway

Sandra Betzina and the Power Sewing community announce their 12 Days of Christmas Gifts Giveaway! Starting December 13th, they will be hosting a daily drawing to win one of many fabulous prizes for your sewing room. As a special reward to the Instructables community, subscribers to Sandra are automatically entered into the first days of drawing.  After that, you'll need to subscribe to her fantastic blog or submit one of your awesome projects to the online garment gallery to remain eligible.  What are you waiting for?! A different prize will be awarded each day. Check out this amazing list! I'm so glad I'm subscribed:     •    Oliso Irons     •    Kai Scisssors     •    Levelogic Pros     •    Purse Perfectors     •    Gift Certificates to Clothing Labels 4 U     •    Dritzs Clear, Plastic Rulers     •    Power Sewing Books, DVDs and more!     •    The GRAND PRIZE will be announced and awarded on December 24! Be sure to visit the site daily as Sandra personally announces the daily prize and the names of the winners are revealed. There are many winners each day, so subscribe today to Sandra Betzina, and check out the many other ways you can enter to win at PowerSewing.com Good luck!

Topic by scoochmaroo 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


(newsletter) Kidnapped Mermaid, Batman Display, "Billie Jean" Sidewalk

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Last chance: Arduino Contest - Make anything involving Arduino and win an Arduino Mega or a sweet prize from Evil Mad Science! Closes Sunday! As the nights get longer, stay visible for the Light Up the Night! Contest. Win some cool clothes from Cordarounds with secret reflective powers! Help choose Halloween Contest finalists. Vote now! Want a more convenient version of Instructables with fewer ads? Get a Pro Membership! Kidnapped Mermaid Costume Walking Stick That's Also a Chair Bar End Brake Light for a Bicycle Scrap Table Hand Truck from a Shopping Cart Digital Window Sticker with Arduino Make Candy Corn DIY Apple Remote Shield for Arduino Build a "Billie Jean" Sidewalk 10-minute Sewable iPod Remote Make Your Own Illuminated Signs Umbrella Light Dance Dance Revolution Purse Twelve Monkeys Costume Build a Paintball Mine Batman Display with Batmobile Tumbler Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA Sign-up for this newsletter:

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Anyone have a tutorial, or good advice for Creating my own Crochet patterns on paper/computer?

I've been designing and crocheting my own items-sweaters, shawls, purses, backpacks, scarves, gloves etc for over 15 years now. I just never thought to write them down. I need help. If anyone knows of a free program, free template, or a free tutorial for how to put a crochet pattern down on paper, I'd be SUPER Grateful! Thanks in advance to anyone who answers!  I'd be happy to crochet for anyone who would like something.  At this point I only sell by word of mouth, which in my way of doing something is that I make the first item for whomever (usually a friend or casual acquaintence) asked me to do it-usually for free.  If someone whom That Person knows now wants the same item in a different color or texture, size, etc...that one I charge for.  I have never used someone else's pattern for sale items.  And, believe it or not, In my 25+ years of Crochet, Knitting, and all other crafting I've yet to make anything for me.  I'm my worst customer, I guess...lol. The list of things I've made for others, just for them to have, birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, baby showers, bridal showers, and a bunch of other reasons for crafting, is Super Long.  Probably in the mid 5,000's.

Question by AnniedoesFiberCrafting 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Could one insulate their attic and/or walls with those stupid plastic grocery bags...safely and effectively, that is?

I have switched to some awesome reusable bags I bought at Office Depot that have a little bag that clips onto your purse or belt-loop. But I joke to the grocery clerks (when they look at me funny when I hand them the bags and say no more plastic) that if I bring home 1 more plastic bag I'm going to drill a hole in my wall and start stuffing them in for insulation...my question is...Could I Do That? Safely first of all, but also effectively? This would be a HUGE find if it is...We could hit a planetary Royal Flush...Reducing our energy consumption by cheaply over-insulating our homes (an option that would make it possible for poor folk to take advantage too) AND getting those pesky bags off our streets, out of our oceans thereby reducing pollution and halting the devastating effects they have had on the sea life, AND reduce the space they take up in our landfills, PLUS with this as an alternative to having to turning them in, the current backlog of "recycled" bags piling up because this economic down slide reduces the amount of these goods that China is importing to turn into future landfill occupants. So can it be done?

Question by beingteri 9 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


So, EMF blocking Stickers, Pendants or Death-Crystals? Answered

Uh, how to start with this one... Local health store started carrying the latest line of emf blocking stickers and pendants. At first I thought good grief, if people are that gullible as to not look into the science behind they perhaps deserve to have there money parted from them. Several weeks later though, a symposium was booked in the local convention hall. I was surprised to learn how many people actually went to this, and were indeed parted with a fair chunk of change. If you look into to it there are numerous if not hundreds of these anti-emf scams abound on the internet all claiming only theirs works... That alone would send my spidey senses tingling. I really don't want to get in to the science behind why this is a scam, and would appreciate answers from people who know what they are talking about rather then those have been duped. Moving on... I am afraid the owner of the health store is going to get slammed on this one eventually. Normally I would say the owner of the store has a good head on her shoulders with an excellent BS sensor. Not so much, this time around. Guess my question would be how to inform her of why its a scam with out her eyes rolling into the back of her head. "Had a friend go the symposium for kicks, "she has a doctorate in bio-engineering, health science and is pursing her latest degree in occupation health sciences." To her shock and delight it was simple for her to see through the scam, but she had to admit his did provide a technical sounding argument, mixing truth with techno babble, that perhaps someone with an understanding of only layman’s terms could be persuaded by. Oh, what to do...

Question by iminthebathroom 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Computer science in schools - advice and arguments needed.

You may have heard that UK schools will be teaching Computer Science from September, instead of teaching ICT (= "how to use Microsoft products"). Most people will agree that this is a good thing, since the basics of Office can be grasped in an hour or so, and hardly need the current years of study. However, last year, whilst several thousand people qualified as ICT teachers, only 3 people qualified as Computer Science teachers.  Many existing ICT teachers only ended up as ICT teachers by chance.  That group includes me, but I am fairly sure that I will be asked to teach Computer Science next year. So, here's the thing:  I am not confident that those with a grasp on the purse-strings know enough to make an informed decision regarding the route to follow in September, investment-wise, and  I know I'm not. Possible routes that occur to me; The school teaches programming etc on PCs, using software to model the device being controlled by the programmes children write. The school invests in Arduino or Arduino clones, and forges closer links between the ICT and Technology departments to teach Computer Science through the medium of robotics. The school invests in Raspberry Pi, plus the required peripherals, and teaches programming of computers from the ground up. In all three cases, the existing ICT suits would remain as a resource for other departments to use. In 2 & 3, I would like to see the hardware being treated as a consumable, much like printer ink or wood. In all three cases, nobody currently employed has any skill in those areas and has no time to be formally trained in those areas, so would need to learn alongside the pupils. What do you think? Which of these routes should I encourage my school to go down?  Why? What other options are there?

Topic by Kiteman 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Decapitation Effect, Pong Hat, LED Blaster,...

Sign-up for our newsletter here. Feb. 7, 2008 Welcome back! The Get the LED Out! Speed Challenge has been updated - now you can win $75 in LEDs in addition to the TV-B-Gone kit! Contest closes this weekend so enter now! Graffiti artists win the $15,000 VersaLaser. Read all about it here! Two new contests launched this week: Share the Love: The Valentine's Day Speed Contest is the place for those romantic Instructables, and Tool Tips Month collects practical advice for using tools of all sorts! Check out these cool instructables! LED Light Drawing Pens: Tools for drawing light doodles Light painting is fun, but getting the perfect lights for it can be tricky. Make your own and build exactly what you need. posted by unklstuart on Feb 3, 2008 LED Hat Display with Pong Pong + 5x7 LED display + hard hat = a hat that is somewhat safe and very distracting. Earn some serious geek points with this one. posted by J_Hodgie on Feb 7, 2008 How to Make "Oven" Caramel Corn There are various ways to make caramel corn, but this method is easy and the results are addictively tasty! posted by MedMisfit on Feb 3, 2008 Under $30 Light Table How to build a light table for under $30 for all your light table-ing needs. posted by Dr.GraffitiBatman on Feb 3, 2008 Make an LED Blaster Don't drop loads of cash for an official laser blaster replica. Make your own with custom sound and lighting effects! posted by finkbuilt on Feb 2, 2008 Closes this weekend! Valentine's Day contest! Spread the knowledge! Paracord Bracelet with Monkey Fist Button Make a sturdy bracelet out of paracord and a funky bead. You'll learn a cool knot and can make variations for friends. posted by Tommi Potx on Feb 5, 2008 Decapitation Effect There comes a time in every filmmaker's life when he needs to lop off a head and let some blood spurt all over. Here's how to do it cheaply. posted by indymogul on Feb 3, 2007 Get the LED out: The Invisible Costume If you want your costume to have the element of surprise, use this trick to make designs on your skin pop out from nowhere. posted by kiteman on Feb 3, 2008 Windbelt Redux 21st Century Micro Power Generation Get power from cross ventilation in your house. posted by Tool Using Animal on Feb 5, 2008 10$ WiFi 16dBi Super Antenna With some simple parts and packaging material, you can give your WiFi a serious boost. posted by hanzablast on Feb 2, 2008 Show us your yarn! There's still time to enter pictures of your yarn projects in the Lion Brand Yarn Challenge!! Here are some more of the 315 projects already entered - check them out, talk to the crafters, and get inspired! Mouse Purses Kebaya Afghan Sweater   Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago