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1  Re: Magazine Wristlet in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by pineapplehead on: August 22, 2008 08:08:10 PM
THats great!  But Im a little confused, did you put clear tape on each strip of magazine first, or did you do the whole magazine page in tape, then cut?

I cut the strips first, then put the clear tape on. I'm making another one right now out of comic strips, I can take pictures of how I do the tape if you'd like.

Could you please do that? I'm in the process of making a purse myself as well, but every time I try to cover the strips with tape everything gets either broken (the strips) or awfully wrinkled (the tape and/or the strips).
I'm thinking of using something like modge podge now...  Undecided

Here we go. First I have my strip cut.

The sticky part of the tape is facing up, so I lay the strips with the side I want to use down. I use my rotary cutter thing as my surface because it has guidelines which make it much easier to line the strips up with the tape.

So I line the tape up with the lines and take a strip and carefully line it up on the bottom and then gently lower it down, from bottom to top.

And then I continue this until I have a whole bunch on the tape and then I'll cut it off, this way I can do a lot at a time without having to stop and cut after each one.

If you don't get it perfectly lined up with the tape, that's ok because the edges are folded in anyway. Just cut off all the excess tape.

And that's it. It's tedious but I generally do it while watching tv at the commercials.

Thank you guys so much for all the great comments, I'm glad you all like it as much as I do. :-)
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2  Magazine Wristlet in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by pineapplehead on: August 21, 2008 02:31:09 PM
Ok, so I had seen candy wrapper purses online and at craft fairs and always liked them. And then somehow I found some websites that showed how to make them so I went decided to make mine using magazine pages instead of candy wrappers, so I went through a few magazine and ripped out all of the (mostly) black, white or gray pages and ta daa...made a wristlet.

After I cut out all of the pieces to the right size, I covered them with clear packing tape to make the bag water resistant and so that it would be sturdier and last longer. [More info about this on page 3]


Here are some of the websites that I found useful:
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3  Re: Silk Tie Easter Eggs in Easter by pineapplehead on: April 06, 2007 01:54:33 PM
My family made these last year. They came out really good. And we ate them too and they were fine. Here are some pictures of them:

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4  Adorable hat...from Hip to Crochet in Crochet: Completed Projects by pineapplehead on: February 15, 2005 09:19:27 AM
My mom made this hat for me. The hat pattern is in the book, Hip to Crochet, it's the mohair hat, But we didn't use mohair. It also has flowers to attach, but we didn't put the pin backings on yet so you'll have to use your imaginations.

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5  First bag and completed project post....hobo jordy-ish in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by pineapplehead on: January 12, 2005 02:15:56 PM
Ok, this is my first bag I made. It's all handsewn and only took two nights. I used the hobo-jordy tutorial only I made mine reversible. I hope the pictures work, haven't done this before. *crosses fingers*

The first picture is the khaki colored side.

This is the bag reversed, in dark blue.

Close up of the strap detail, theres the same thing on the other side too.

And this is a close up of how the bag closes on the blue side.

And this is a close-up of how the bag closes on the khaki side.

I'm so happy how it turned out, especially after all that sewing.  Grin
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