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Topic: Tutorial: Cute handbags made of wrappers  (Read 14398 times)
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« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2007 10:00:34 AM »

Thanks for posting, I have seen these in the past and didn't have a clue how to make a wrapper "chain" into a purse, so this explains it well - thanks again!
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2007 09:44:46 AM »

 ???thanks so much still cant get that fold just right .Try an try again.
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« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2007 02:45:12 PM »

Awesome! I'm still just sort of 'getting' this. So I'm going to jump in and attempt step-by-step instructions *for the individual units* for those who are as confused as I was. If I'm wrong about any of this, wibit, pls. correct me. This instruction is designed to accompany the tutorial photo, working top-right to left:

1. Fold the square of paper in half.

2. Fold the top and bottom edges into the center crease you have just made.

3. Unfold the paper. Fold the top left and bottom right corners into the crease lines, as shown.

4. Fold the edges back toward the center crease.

5. Fold the upper-right corner down to the edge of the paper, as shown.

6. This is the part that confused me, as the photo's a little blurry. Tuck that triangular flap you just folded underneath the bottom flap of paper. It should line up with the folded corner you made in step 3. Then, fold up the bottom-left corner.

7. Tuck the bottom left corner into the flap above it, just as you did in the last step, to form a cute little parallelagram.

8. Fold the points in to line up with the opposite edge, and then unfold, so that the parallelagram is divided into two right triangles and a square in the middle. (Wibit, is this what you did? I'm a little unclear on the purpose of this step, probably because I'm still a little unclear on the assembly. I imagine it would help line the units up to form those cute little squares as seen on the surface of the purse/material.)

9. If I can figure out a way to explain the assembly in any sort of helpful manner, I'll chime in again.

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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2007 04:24:54 PM »

this is a really cool idea but i don't understand the tutorial so can you describe the steps again!!!
« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2007 11:33:43 AM »

Thanks creative cat! You explained it really well! - much better than I could have which is why I did the photos.

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« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2007 09:20:22 PM »

Thanks so much for this tutorial. I've been trying to figure out how to make something like this for ages!!
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2007 07:39:28 AM »

 :Dthanks for all your help.After a year I have got one started. Grin
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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2007 10:18:55 AM »

I used to do this, too! We made cubes out of that... it's nice to see other things can be made with it!


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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2007 02:43:44 PM »

i haven't made a bag with this tutorial, but i made a few interlocking pieces, and can see where it's going. the other week, i saw the ecoist bags in a store and looked at them closely. from what i have, i noticed differences:

- insides and outsides look identical on ecoist's, in the way that a gum wrapper chain does from both sides. ecoist's look alot like gum wrapper chains, with many folds into each other. i don't think they are sewing the chains together though.

- this way needs glue for each piece. with wrappers and bags, glue stick doesn't work well like it would with paper - it's easy to pop pieces apart, and liquid glue could get messy. ecoist appears woven.

- ecoist bags don't have seams - the sides are kind of molded to fold into each other. you can really see it at the bottom.

- ecoist bags are very thick, at least twice as thick as this way.

i don't know if i'm describing this very well. if you find a bag in a store, you'll see what i mean. please don't hate me - this isn't meant to be a criticism. i'm hoping a different kind of tutorial is out there. obviously, it can be done, if ecoist is.
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2007 03:55:23 PM »

How do you go from the parallelogram in step 8 to the shape in step 9?

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