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« on: January 27, 2006 10:34:47 PM »

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!
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2006 12:44:58 AM »

I love-love-love this!

Thanks so much for posting a tute, I'm going to make it for my friend's birthday gift!
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2006 09:47:09 AM »

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!

« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2006 06:58:57 PM »

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!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2006 06:24:12 AM »

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?

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2006 07:59:50 AM »

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.

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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2006 10:37:37 AM »

Thanks, kmsmaverick! Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2006 05:32:39 PM »

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
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2006 10:38:22 AM »

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!

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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2006 12:47:50 AM »

Wow!! This is great! Thanks for the tutorial.... I think you'll be seeing a lot more of these around now!

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