Yes, two more vinyl record purses. I had to try them because Bowlordie's tutorial
) made it seem *so* easy, and, sure, because they're simply gorgeous.
I followed the tips I found around here (such as http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77735.0
), such as using a hot cutter to pierce the record: I heated an old knife and a philips screwdriver (the one with the 'x' tip - which makes such cute details) over a fire and it worked wonderfully. It smells awful, but mysteriously it doesn't make any mess of melted vinyl. I also followed the tip of cutting the bottom of the record to make a purse that would stand on its own - it's structure holds together very well.
Well, let's cut the talk and start with the pics.
First, the Big One: I cut the bottom to make a flattened base, and also made an oblong hole to fit my fingers. I didn't separate the 'body' from the 'handle', as you can see:
Also, instead of using hot glue to join the fabric and the record, I punched holes all around the edge of the record using the screwdriver, and simply sewed them together (you can see it better on the Small Purse pics, though):
To fasten the purse, I sewed Velcro to two strips of fabric, and affixed them only to the fabric of the body. This way, I can place really big stuff into the purse, as it opens all the way:
Now, the Small One was a little harder to put together, since I had to sew all around it (through the
screwdriver holes, once again), but it followed almost the same pattern.
The differences are that I didn't cut the bottom and that I sewed two pieces of ribbon to make the
handle, instead of cutting holes (since the compact record is much smaller);
and that the fastening just *flips* open, creating a small opening instead of an all-the-way hole.
Well, that's it. I hope you liked it, since it's the first 'big project' I post around here. I would love to answer if you have any questions or suggestions (: