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Steamstress: belt accessories

December 21, 2019

Walking around a RenFaire all day I knew I was going to need a bag or purse or pouch of some kind to hold all the important things in. The thrift shop haul came in useful again! More on that in a moment.

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My daughter had a pin holder from some craft kit that I “borrowed” thinking it would be a fun accessory. A little spray paint

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I dug around and pulled out some trim from my stash, made a giant yo-yo from more tape-measure fabric and….

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Isn’t it pretty? I thought it would end up as a brooch but it ended up playing well with another thrift shop find that came in super useful. This little red cross-body purse was the perfect size for a phone, keys, wallet – all that stuff. I cut the straps and turned them into loops to hang on the belt. A rivet holds the rosette onto the outside pocket.

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Eventually I’ll stain the brown straps black. Eventually. And who knows what else will end up on this thing. What do you think it needs?

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    Patti Maxwell
    January 5, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    This makes me so happy!

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