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Topic: Gum Wrapper-style Purse  (Read 1948 times)
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Craftsunderground
« on: April 24, 2011 10:52:27 AM »


I have wanted one of these purses forever, but I don't eat many chips. It took me a year to save up enough chip bags. I had no idea how many it would take. This bag is made of 20 rows of 90-wrapper chains.
 The handles came from a thrifted purse. I made a simple lining with an interior patch pocket and a loop for my key ring. I made tabs of extra wrappers and folded them over the rings and stitched them down to attach the handles. This bag took waaaay longer than I ever thought it would to make, but I love it.

I basically followed this tutorial, but made it larger and modified it for the type of handles I wanted.
http://candywrapperpurse.blogspot.com/2007/08/chip-wrapper-purse.html
« Last Edit: April 24, 2011 12:12:01 PM by Craftsunderground - Reason: Added credit for the tutorial I followed » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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DawnsTrees
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011 11:24:07 AM »

I love this! I am always intrigued by them in the store as well. I think yours turned out lovely!
I would love to hear more about how you made it!
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2011 04:35:43 AM »

I love this purse! I really like the handles too! Good job :O)
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