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    Default If you like Vera Bradley bags and you can sew...

    I love the look of Vera Bradley bags, but wince at the cost. I was in Walmart today looking thru the fabric and the have a project of quilted panels to make a Vera Bradley copy-cat bag! It is about the size of a diaper bag or tote bag, and comes with pattern pieces for a cell phone case and cosmetic pouch. It was $11.75 for the panel. The patterns come in red or black with the signature paisley type pattern. The only thing is, you would have to put on your own zipper, because the bag is meant to be open on top. Enjoy!
    Mama to "The Fantastic Four":
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    zen_bliss is offline Platinum level (1000+ posts)
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    Default RE: If you like Vera Bradley bags and you can sew...

    what a great tip! be sure to post this in places to go... lots of mommies are on the hunt for affordable chic! did you get the panels, can you post a photo?

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    nigele is offline Platinum level (1000+ posts)
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    Default RE: If you like Vera Bradley bags and you can sew...

    Amy,

    I'd love to see a pic, too, if possible!

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    bunnisa is offline Platinum level (1000+ posts)
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    Default RE: If you like Vera Bradley bags and you can sew...

    Another option I've run across in my lengthy diaper bag quest are some Vera Bradley-style knockoffs on www.ebags.com. Do a search for "Crazy Quilts" if the link doesn't work.

    http://www1.ebags.com/search/index.c...crazy%20quilts

    I thought they had some really nice patterns, and they're in the $20 - $40 range!

    HTH!

    Bethany
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    Default RE: If you like Vera Bradley bags and you can sew...

    I am a Vera fanatic. I have found VB fabric up for bid on Ebay frequently, new and retired patterns. :)

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    Default RE: If you like Vera Bradley bags and you can sew...

    I bought the panels in both red and black print (at $11.75 a panel that's a steal!). I will have to borrow my Dad's digital camera and post some photos for you. If Josh cooperates, maybe I can sew it up and post photos of the finished product as well.
    Mama to "The Fantastic Four":
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