Please be sure to read the entire Blog before starting , there is a trouble shooting section following the instructions and I really urge you to read them before beginning.
In this Blog post we are going to make a simple , stylish and functional clutch.
You Will Need :
Wrappers ( Pressed Flat either by ironing on a very low heat or pressing in a book or under a heavy book or box , trim edges insuring you get a straight edge )
Duct Tape ( comes in many different Colors these days )
Double sided Duct tape ( if sewing plenty of alcohol to wipe the needle to get the glue off as you sew)
* Optional : Ribbon or Rope ( many different things can be used for handles or shoulder strap if desired)
Scissors / Crafting Knife
Pattern ( here is the pattern I used from Country Living : http://www.countryliving.com/cm/countryliving/data/Bagtemplate.pdf )
What to Do :
1. Tape one side of a cutting mat over lapping the tape as you go along.
2. Lift tape from cutting mat.
3. Place the tape sticky side up.
4. Carefully place candy wrappers onto tape.
5. Trim any excess tape.
6. Place pattern on what is now your fabric and cut out the pattern
( I adjusted this pattern to a smaller version ( not shown here ) , to do this simply trim to the size you desire following the printed pattern going in an inch at a time to insure you get the size you want . You can measure with a ruler or eyeball it as I did. )
|Stick on Velcro does actually adhere well.|
Trouble Shooting :
You may have a few seams come apart when turning right side out. In this case simply measure your seam and cut a piece of duct tape to secure the area. No , this won't work all the way around on the inside since you are going to have a rounded corner not a square one.
If the thread breaks while sewing on the machine it means your needle is gummed up with glue from the tape. Take the needle out and clean it with the rubbing alcohol , just remember to go over the area where the thread broke. I personally wiped every few stitches while sewing , it takes a little time but does work and allows you to have the rounded corners as will the double sided duct tape.
Many sites will say to use glue guns , super glue , and all kinds of glues. They will not adhere well if at all and you will not get a secure bag in the end.