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Topic: Tutorial: The Original Woven Magazine Bag!! My Favorite! long awaited  (Read 149554 times)
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2005 06:43:30 PM »

OMG TUTORIAL PLEASE. i saw bags like that in this boutique at a mall and they were selling for like $80!! the proceeds went to some kind of charity group though, so i guess thats why the price was so high. but please TUTORIAL ASAP  Shocked
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2005 07:25:01 AM »

wouldn't it be the same as those crafts you did in kindergarten?
just place the strips down so they look woven, then use packing tape?  I don't know, I'm just rambling....
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2005 11:53:29 AM »

Hey Everyone!! i am working on the tutorial as we speak! and about the ribbon handle.. it is hotglued then ductaped into it... the handle was a last minute add-on (i kinda forgot to add one) so if you have any suggestions on something stronger let me know...and about the coment with the kindergarden craft.... the papers are actually woven and it is rather challenging to make them all the same width folding them by hand.... if i just cut them the bag wouldnt be strong enough.

I dont know if you are allowed to do this but i am willing to talk privatly about sending bags to people-- talking about details individually

Tut soon!!!

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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2005 03:03:44 PM »

that is sooo cool.  i would totoally buy one!  I can't wait for the tutorial i wanna try this so bad.  Awesome job!
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2005 05:34:35 PM »

tada!!! Grin
 
Heres the long awaited tutorial!!! Please post your results on how your craft turned out i would love to see it! And get more ideas for what to make!!!!
This is the first one ive ever done so please help and correct me if there is a certain way people like it done...I have some pictures 2 help along.


You need:
  • about 1/2 of a magazine
  • clear packaging tape
  • velcro
  • scissors

Ok here we go.....
Step 1. rip/ tear out about 20 magazine pages and fold them into thirds.

Step 2. take each strip of paper and fold them into thirds again. (you follow?)


Step 3. Make about 20 or so... depending on how big you want the bag. (20 should give you about the size of mine there). When you have made 20... cut a long strip of tape and lay the tips of the magazine strips evenly along it. Fold over the excess tape and press to seal.



Step 4. Cut the tape down the middle of the strips so you have 2 sections of 10.

Step 5. Assuming you know how to weave, (if not heres your lesson : 0ver, under, over, under/ next row: under over under over) congrats now u can weave. Well anyway, weave the two sections together and trim the edges so it looks cleaner. fold the bag leaving room (about 5 strips wide) to make a closure. tape the bag all the way around so you completly cover the magazine at all visible places (this makes it durable. You could also cover the inside before you fold it so that it lasts even longer.

SORRY NO PICTURE!! I hope your still with me!

Step 6. Hot glue a tiny strip of velcro or any other type of closure you would like.... i LOVE buttons. Attach a handle of your desire.... and the intellegent people who questioned my ribbon were right so that is not exactly the best choice so please tell me if you discover awesome ideas while youre crafting.


i hope this wasnt too hard to follow and please dont hesitate to ask me any questions you may have! Enjoy and keep a lookout for these bags to be sold somewhere! ( Let me know if u have anywhere that would)


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« Reply #15 on: August 11, 2005 05:42:26 PM »

Just a thought - you could take the staples of of the magazine and use the two page sections to make a larger bag or portfolio!
Off to dig magazines out of the trash can - I was on a throwing out thing!
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« Reply #16 on: August 11, 2005 05:46:40 PM »

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thats a really good idea i never thought about it... but is there glue or anything... i think some of them have glue that gets really sticky but its definitly worth a try thanks!!
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« Reply #17 on: August 11, 2005 05:49:26 PM »

Mine only have staples - three down the middle and rather easy to pull out!
I'm trying it out as we type!!!!!
Thanks - selkie
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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2005 05:50:42 PM »

good luck! and thanks again for the suggestion
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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2005 02:12:07 PM »

I might try that. That looks awesome to make with an old Vogue.
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