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on: January 27, 2006 10:34:47 PM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by ignorantamoeba
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I posted the original purse at https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=76110.0....
So here is the tutorial, since so many people requested it!  Yay!

First, get a template.  I used this one (with some modifications): http://www.ruthannzaroff.com/mirkwooddesigns/takeout.htm
Then, after you get it the size you want, trace it onto a large piece of posterboard.  I got mine at Wal*Mart for like 47 cents.

Next: Cut it out, score it, and fold it.

There is an amazing product called spray adhesive.  Yeah, like no one else knows that, Wink.  Spray-adhere the fabric to the thingie.  You'll probably have to hold it down with things while it dries.

Well, now you trim the edges.  Leave a good inch or two.  The first time, I didn't, and it was hard.  I then used mod podge to glue the edges to the cardboard.  

Now look!  There is fabric all over it!

Now here comes the felt.  Take craft felt, and trim it to the size of the inside of the box.  Spray-adhere it on.

Here comes two steps:  stick some grommets in the sides, and hot glue the box together.  Use lots of glue.  Ribbonize!

Now I took some nice velcro pieces and sewed them (I'd use a machine, it'd be hard to hand-sew through that cardboard...)

Volia!  A chinese food box purse!  Not hard at all!
on: January 28, 2006 12:44:58 AM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by Panda Butt
Relevance: 4.5%
I love-love-love this!

Thanks so much for posting a tute, I'm going to make it for my friend's birthday gift!
on: January 28, 2006 09:47:09 AM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by junquette
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very good tutorial! Love your fabric choices too! YOu put a lot of thought into the tute and it shows! Great job, thanks for posting this! All of the bag a month  people will be thanking you big time!
on: January 28, 2006 06:58:57 PM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by ashawgore
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OMG this is just too cute.  I am just learning to sew so I am not that good at it.  This will be perfect for me.  Thanks for the great tut.  I just love this!!
on: February 20, 2006 06:24:12 AM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by barraGOUDA
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Oh I adore this! I've always wanted a Chinese take-out purse, but I'm terrible at sewing, and your tutorial looks so helpful I'm going to have to give it a shot. Smiley Thank you!!

One quick question from the fabric newbie: I've seen fabric spray adhesive at the store before, but it says it's a temporary bond. If you use it to stick fabric to posterboard, like you do here, would the bond become permanent - or did you use a different, more permanent kind of spray adhesive?
on: February 20, 2006 07:59:50 AM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by kmsmaverick
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barra gouda, you can get industrial strength spray glue, called Super 77 made by 3M from most michaels or acmoore type stores. some home depot style stores will also have it. to use the stuff that says temporary bond, and to make it more permanent, spray the fabric, then spray the box. allwo both to dry for a few minutes, then lightly spray one again and apply. you can do this method with super 77 also, but you have to get the placement correct on the first shot, or you'll wreck the project.
on: February 20, 2006 10:37:37 AM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by barraGOUDA
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Thanks, kmsmaverick! Cheesy
on: February 20, 2006 05:32:39 PM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by kirstenmonster
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thank you so much for taking the time to do a tutorial, that is really cool and I like the non sewing (for the most part) aspect of it.  I know two people off the top of my head that would think that is freaking sweet, besides me.  Cheesy
on: February 23, 2006 10:38:22 AM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by bronzecase
Relevance: 4.5%
I didn't see your first post, but I'm loving this tutorial!
Whenever I have some time, I'm going to try making some boxes. They would be great for presenting gifts, too!
on: February 24, 2006 12:47:50 AM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by eirle
Relevance: 4.5%
Wow!! This is great! Thanks for the tutorial.... I think you'll be seeing a lot more of these around now!
on: February 24, 2006 03:51:27 AM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by Mimi055
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Love, Love, Love this!!    Have always wanted to make one of these. Roll Eyes
on: February 25, 2006 05:24:24 PM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by dreamxon
Relevance: 4.5%
this is the cutest thing ever.  i'm definatly going to try this sometime soon 
on: February 25, 2006 05:36:20 PM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by americandemockracy
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Wow! That's amazing! I've got to try that!
on: June 06, 2006 07:50:29 PM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by omegabic
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This is so cute!  I had bookmarked this thread awhile ago just waiting for a chance to make it!  I was at Michaels the other day and they had Chinese takeout boxes for $1.  You just take the handle off (carefully) and voila! you have your box (for those of us too lazy or stupid to make the template!). I bought my fabric the other day.  Will post a pic when it is done!
on: June 06, 2007 09:26:58 AM 
Started by ignorantamoeba, Message by 02Sportster
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How did you get the grommets in?  I went and bought a tool that looks like plyers but it would not go that far down the cardboard.
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