A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: If you see a project that you think is awesome and deserves to be a featured project, you can click the THIS ROCKS button to nominate it!
Total Members: 302,706
Currently Running With Scissors:
708 Guests and 26 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Recycled VHS tape clutch  (Read 3007 times)
Tags for this thread: clutch , vhs  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
« on: April 21, 2011 08:24:10 AM »

I just LOVE crocheting with recycled vhs tape. It is already so neatly rolled on those little round holders, and when I am done with the vhs tape, the rollers make perfect holders for ribbon and trim!  I also crochet with cassette tape..tape.  It is akin to a fingering weight yarn. I've been known to make barbie clothing out of it!

I think this looks like crocheted patent leather. I used a recycled button and some leftover trim for the handle. It is SO light, I was really surprised, but very sturdy, and you can machine wash it! Just don't throw it in the dryer or it will melt!


"Let a human being throw the energies of his soul into the making of something, and the instinct of workmanship will take care of his honesty."
Walter Lippmann
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2011 11:21:58 AM »

Brilliant. An excellent way to recycle.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5794
Joined: 03-Oct-2009

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2011 01:05:58 PM »

Such a great idea.  I love how it came out.
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2011 08:11:16 PM »

What an awesome project!

Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Make All Things, especially from stash
Offline Offline

Posts: 33503
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Your life is what you make of it

View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2012 08:25:29 AM »

WOW!  Who knew you could even do this?  And it is lovely and unique!  Looks like some old VHS tapes will go missing from the family room soon! Cheesy

Congrats on being selected as a 2011 Featured Project!

« Last Edit: January 26, 2012 10:09:07 AM by alwaysinmyroom » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Lurkey McLurkerson
Offline Offline

Posts: 187
Joined: 20-Dec-2005

I can have a dark side too!

View Profile
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2012 11:45:15 AM »

Oh, I'm so glad to find out you can actually crochet with VHS tape!  I've been contemplating learning to crochet just in order to try it (hence my stalking of the crochet board).  It looks so good as well!  Ace, you've totally made my night.  Now I just have to learn to crochet...
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
#AdamSays: Adam and Yvette Nicole Brown Find Dresses That Flatter Curvy Women
Taylor Swift Takes NYC Street Style To The Next Level
Fashion Formula: Printed Blouse & Pleated Midi Skirt & Ankle Boot
3 Ways to Elevate Your Workout Wardrobe This Spring
Get Ready For Spring With The Latest Layering Trends
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Rustic Fabric Pumpkins
I See London; I See France!
Meatless Monday: Zucchini Pineapple Loaf

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.