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This stylish one of a kind purse is the perfect accesorie for your personal items
makeup, pencils, money, accesories, u name it. i fell in love with this bag, its so easy to make, and fun to do with your friends. yes, your going to get complements on it :)

Posted by CYDNEY W. from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, United States • Published See CYDNEY W.'s 2 projects »
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  • How to make a paper clutch. Collage Handbag - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with a collage (cut and paste random pictures from your computer/magazine)

  • How to make a paper clutch. Collage Handbag - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then find a page out of a magazine that you would like for the inside pattern.

  • How to make a paper clutch. Collage Handbag - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now, here is where you decide what you'd like to do so you can close the bag, I'm using magnets but you could use buttons, snaps, or velcro. I got my magnets off of an old locker shelf. You could probabally find some that would work at your local craft store.

  • Step 4

    Glue your peices back to back lightly with the glue stick, so you can still kind of peel them apart. open one of the ends

  • How to make a paper clutch. Collage Handbag - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the peices into three sections, kind of like this, so you know which part the flap is going to be.

  • How to make a paper clutch. Collage Handbag - Step 6
    Step 6

    This is the kind of confusing part, (I'll do the best I can...) peel open the bottom end, and put the large magnet inside,

  • How to make a paper clutch. Collage Handbag - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now, you need to tape the smaller magnet onto the top part.

    first reseal the bottom, and fold the top part over.

    peel the peices open, and tape the magnet inside, you should feel the magnets attracting.

    MAKE SURE THE MAGNETS MEET UP WHEN YOU CLOSE IT!!! (double check)

  • How to make a paper clutch. Collage Handbag - Step 8
    Step 8

    Slide your two peices into the paper protecter.

  • How to make a paper clutch. Collage Handbag - Step 9
    Step 9

    (with your sewing machine) sew along all the edges.

  • How to make a paper clutch. Collage Handbag - Step 10
    Step 10

    Cut off the exess paper protecter, leave about 1/8 of a centemeter on each side.

  • How to make a paper clutch. Collage Handbag - Step 11
    Step 11

    OPTIONAL STEP!!

    Now, if you'd like to round the corners on the flap, (like I did) heres how,

    draw rounded edges on the flap, and sew along them. cut along the edges.

  • How to make a paper clutch. Collage Handbag - Step 12
    Step 12

    Fold the bottom of your handbag like so, and sew it on the dotted lines

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  • How to make a paper clutch. Collage Handbag - Step 13
    Step 13

    And voila! there's your one of a kind handbag, ENJOY!

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Zara M.
Zara M. · Sydney, New South Wales, AU
awesome
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Fani L.
Fani L. · Kifisia, Attica, GR
fantastic
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Dottie S.
Dottie S.
rly cute
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Melissa N.
Melissa N. · 4 projects
wow that's so cool! thanks for posting Happy
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CYDNEY W.
CYDNEY W. · Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, US · 2 projects
Whoops! Didn't mean to comment twice :O My bad....
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CYDNEY W.
CYDNEY W. · Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, US · 2 projects
I'm so glad to see so many people have tried this out!! Be sure to post a version if you haven't already Happy I love to see all of the great ideas.
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CYDNEY W.
CYDNEY W. · Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, US · 2 projects
I'm so glad to see that so many people have tried the little collage wallet! I haven't been on cutoutandkeep for so long, and I never would have thought that it would be such a hit!

Have fun and good luck, its so fun looking at all the versions people have done. I hope you enjoy the bags as much as I have!
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Frosty Bubbles
Frosty Bubbles · Fredericton, New Brunswick, CA · 2 projects
I am so gonna make a bunch of these with comic books omg! Happy
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Olivia H.
Olivia H. · Indianapolis, Indiana, US · 32 projects
I really wish I could post my versions. I made three of them, but then I gave them away to my friends.
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Belinda's Grace
Belinda's Grace · London, GB · 7 projects
Love this! Its such a great project to do without needing to pop to the shops which is always a bonus when you don't drive! Happy
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