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June 29, 2017

Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Vintage Poodle Theme Purse!

By Sara In AZ

 

So, what’s a girl to do when she loves poodles and would love with all her heart to have a poodle themed purse?! Well, make one – of course!

I have a few vintage poodle appliques just lying around so I thought – why not put one to use after all! I thought this vintage Craft House Poodle felt applique would work well as it is a smaller size – approx. 5 X 5.

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Next, I needed to find the right purse. I am one of those oddball girls that like smaller size purses better and oh my gosh……I had the hardest time finding a plain small purse to use for my project. I FINALLY found one, weirdly enough, through our bank credit card rewards program….so I guess I got it for free…..kind of! Smile

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Anyways, it’s just a plain black nylon bag from Dooney and Bourke. I thought the pink interior was super cute!

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So, I broke out the poodle applique and gave both the poodle and the leash a light ironing.

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I wanted the leash super straight before I glued it onto the purse.

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Here is the glue I used – ‘ Unique Stitch’ glue.

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I also had to glue the applique itself back together in some areas as the original glue had dried up over time and the “fur” was no longer glued down to the poodle body.

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I also decided to use the purple flower from the applique kit…….

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….since I didn’t really think the “duck” logo would jive well with the poodle I decided to glue the flower over the duck!

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Now it’s time to glue the poodle on! Exciting!!!

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A here, both the poodle and the leash have been glued down! It was a bit tricky getting the leash into the exact position I wanted it, but it all worked out in the end!

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All in all I am super happy with the way my project worked out!

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And I am thrilled to have a poodle purse of my very own now!

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4 Responses to Retro Craft Time – Let’s Make a Vintage Poodle Theme Purse!

  1. Maureen Reply

    June 29, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    This is adorable!!

  2. Lyn Dono Reply

    July 2, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    That is so fun. I really like that the purse is lined in pink. Great purse.

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