Monday, April 7, 2008

Ziploc Purse Tutorial

During this past weekends VSN (virtual stamping night) at Splitcoast, I made the purse seen in my earlier post. In the comments section some very nice lady asked if there would be a tutorial on my blog. I hadn't thought to do that but will give it a shot. So... Ladies, here we go~ my very first tutorial!













For this project you will need the following items:



      • 1 Quart size Ziploc bag


      • 2 sheets double sided paper (DSP)



      • 12" ribbon



      • 2 brads



      • Mono-multi adhesive



      • sticky strip



      • 1/16" hole punch



      • oval cutter (I used the Creative Memories cutting system)



      • Scoring tool



      • embellishments


      Step 1






      • Cut the front piece of DSP to 7 1/4" x 9"





      • Cut the back piece of DSP to 7 1/4" x 12"






      Step 2







      • Score the back piece @ 9"








      Step 3






      • Using an oval cutting system, cut half of an oval~ lining it up with the score line (do not cut past the score line)

      You may need to snip the edges:









      Step 4





      • Line the ziploc's edges with the sticky tape, front and back. On the top of the bag, put down the sticky tape just above the ziploc closure.











      Step 5






      • Remove the bottom strip lining on the back of the bag and adhere to the back piece of cardstock.



      • Remove the side pieces and then the top




      • Repeat for the top, making sure the top lines up just slightly underneath the score line.













      Step 6





      • Fold flap over, making sure it folds nicely













      Step 7






      • Punch holes for the ribbon in the upper corners of the top flap





      • Attach the ribbon handle (see finished product picture so see how it looks attached)




      Step 8






      • Make a decorative closure



      • Attach half of it permanently onto the flap



      • Spread around some mono adhesive to the unattached half and let completely dry (making it tacky for closing)





      Step 9






      • Decorate and embelish





      • Fill and give to someone special!













      2 comments:

      Elizabeth (FLMommyof2) said...

      What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing and for the tutorial!

      Elizabeth

      Kara said...

      Hi! I came to check out your project and stayed to listen to the music!