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This is an old underwire bra. I got the idea from another site and made my own.
By Julie Tassin from Colbert, GA
When you are satisfied with your new purse, carefully place a piece of Velcro on both sides of the inside top of the cups.
Voila! Instant party tote or special gift.
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After a bra purse is made, how does it close? Do you get the snap things like a coin purse closes, or do you sew a zipper onto it? Maybe leave it open?
By kelly82 from TX
I used velcro.
Thanks so much! I am going to make one tomorrow when my daughter takes a nap!
VELCRO WOULD CLOSE IT NICELY
I use the back strap
What if you use a large-cupped bra? Velcro or snaps would bunch them in in an odd way.
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Does anyone have easy instructions on making purses from bras?
nannie_mawmaw from TN
I really can't contain myself on this one. We're no longer going to burn our bras but make purses out of them! :o) (01/03/2008)
I thought that sounded funny when I saw the title for one on sale on ebay but it was quite cute. Not something for the older age lady but cute still the same. Try ebay for e-patterns for sale. I get a lot of patterns that way. Sellers sell you the pattern that you receive via email download. I think I saw one for those a while back. (01/03/2008)
I know it sounds funny, but these are sold to raise breast cancer awareness and to raise money for breast cancer research (by the way, small bras are used to make change purses). Sometimes you can find really nice bras in dollar stores. I found a gorgeous lace bra in the most beautiful deep wine color you ever saw! I think I'll make it into an evening bag. (01/03/2008)
By joan pecsek
Craftbits also has some great instructions. (01/05/2008)