Lisa's Fiber Creations

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Lisa Maria Alff

Monday, May 4, 2009

Recycled Clutch Tutorial



This clutch is made form fused plastic bags from stores, like Walmart, Food Lion, Target and so on. The idea came from the magazine Cloth, Paper Scissors. you cut the handles off and the bottom. then you place 2 or 3 bags between parchmant paper, top and bottom because these bags will melt.
then you set the iron to medium. iron slowly over the parchment paper. I painted mine with Alcohol inks, an it dries fast, then I painted with decoupage finsh to seal when that dried, then I cut the melted bags to the size I want, then I heat set it between the 2 pieces of parchmant paper again, just run iron over it slowley, it kind of sticks to the parchment paper but peels right off in a minute or so.
Now you just cut a fabric liner the same size as plastic and sew edges together, you can sew over the whole thing to decorate and do any kind of embelishment you wish. I just flod mine in 3rds, sew up the 2 sides and have a flap closure.
I am doing these for a swap in "FAT" you can find the link to the right.

1 comment:

Pat Winter said...

No way! This is what my friend is wanting to do. I must refer your blog to her. Beautiful!
Thanks.
Hugs,Pat