Making Purses Out of Candy Wrappers

I've been searching to find a way to make a candy wrapper purse, but they all involve weaving the wrappers. I want to make it different, somehow, so you can see all that's on the wrappers. Maybe including thin plastic, like the kind in the fabric section of craft stores.

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I have an idea in mind, but am not sure about how to attach the wrappers to the plastic, then attaching all purse pieces together. Any suggestions would be helpful. I know this will involve effort and time (I have plenty of time and I don't mind the effort), but I really want to recycle my wrappers. Thank you in advance.

By Amanda

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Making Purses Out of Candy Wrappers

I have never made these, sewing with fabric is my field, but I use a lot of fuzzing paper to my fabrics when wanting to make applique or just to make a piece of fabric stiff. I was thinking it would work good for your project, but the fuzzing paper has to be connected to the fabric with an iron so since your using plastic not sure that would work since it could melt it.

I even thought you could stitch your wraps to your plastic by machine, maybe that would work. Because when I make my vinyl beach totes I attach fabric to it by that method and the stitch is very binding. I use decorative stitches with different color threads which looks great by over lapping the squares. But again your wraps are what "waxed papers?" so not sure how that would hold up if stitched.

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Maybe the clear tacky glue would work between the 2 pieces to attach, then sew them together? I hope you post a picture when you make it a different way. As you say they are always criss crossed and the view of the design is not seen much only giving you multi color. I have seen the Kool aid packets sewn into totes so I would think the 2 are much the same. Good luck. (04/09/2009)

By Julie

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