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Black & Tan Swirl Laptop Tote

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Zipper Pull Made of Beads

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Mod, Classic, Casual, Funky, Preppy, Traditional, Hipster
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What materials did you use? Elegante Nubby Black & Tan Upholstery Fabric, 22" Sports Zipper, polyester quilt batting, handmade tan and black Polymer Clay Beads, store bought Glass Feather Beads, Dragon Fly Brass Charm from my vintage jewelry stash, Black Cord Shoe String

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What are you most proud of? I hand sewed the lining in this tote, and also sewed in hard plastic, fabric covered panels for the side walls. Those panels reinforce the box shape, and fulfill the purpose of the laptop tote------to protect the laptop. The zipper pull is made of handmade tan and black polymer clay beads, that I paired with some glass feather beads and a large coin charm featuring a dragon fly strung on a black corded shoestring. Grabbing a handful of beads to zip and unzip this bag adds function, feels nice, and gives the bag a totally feminine look.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have some fun--string a handful of beads to add to your handbag and tote zippers. Let me know if you've found new ways to add jewelry to your creations.

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Great tote. Love the fabric!

01/18/2013 Flag

Beautiful, love the fabric colors.

01/22/2013 Flag

A gorgeous creation! Love the upholstery fabric. Great use of beads.

01/24/2013 Flag

Love the Tote , Fabric and the awesome zipper pull !!!

09/06/2013 Flag