Friday, August 13, 2010

Purse Tutorial

I got one of these from someone in a swap from convention and I had to make some myself!
We made these at club on Thursday night, and my ladies tell me it was the easiest project of the night, lol! These little cuties will hold a lot of different things... chapstick, nail polish, lipstick, jewelry... all kids of cute little things! I'll try to do a little tutorial.
  • 6"x6" piece of Designer Series paper
  • two 1" x 3-1/2" pieces of card stock scored down the middle at 1/2"
  • Crop-A-Dile
  • two 6" pieces of ribbon
  • Sticky Strip
  • paper cutter with scoring blade
  • small piece of velcro fastener
  1. On the 6x6 piece, Score 2 sides at 1-1/4" from each edge, turn 90 degrees and score the remaining 2 sides at 2-1/4" from each edge. See figure A below.
  2. Crease all score lines well. Then bring the corner to the edge and crease a diagonal fold as shown in figure B below.
  3. Use Crop-A-Dile hole punch to punch a hole 5/8" in from each end of the 1x3-1/5" pieces of card stock. These are for the ribbon ends to slip through. 
  4. Adhere ribbon ends inside by placing a strip of Sticky Strip over the top. Put another strip of Sticky Strip on the other side of the crease inside the piece.
  5. Lay the 6x6" piece inside pattern facing up, fold the 1-1/4" sides in. Adhere the purse top/handle pieces to each end. 
  6. Pull middle sides out as you fold pull the handles up and your purse should take shape. Apply your velco pieces to keep the purse closed.
  7. Embellish as desired.
Figure A

Figure B

I hope this is a helpful tutorial! And please excuse the poor color of the photos, it was after midnight and this was the best I could do with the available lighting...

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