Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Candy wrapper pouches

 I just finished making my first candy wrapper pouch. I tried before on a pretzel bag and while it looked good, just turning it inside out caused the bag to tear. That was disappointing! I also used tape on the bag like I saw in a video.

So, I tried it again only this time I bought some thin vinyl (which was less than $1 for a quarter of a yard!) and lightly ironed it on top of the candy wrapper. I sewed it with a basting stitch and while I still need to practice more, I like how it turned out.

The zipper was taken off a purse from the thrift shop. I was able to get several bag style zippers from one purse for less than $1. Not bad! They are great for practicing bags with.

I was hoping to find some iron on vinyl, but no store here sells any. I was wondering if heat transfer laminating sheets would work. Thoughts anyone? Still, the vinyl here seems to do the trick. I hope to sell some of these pouches someday in my Etsy shop, but I want to get better at them first. Work out all the errors and such...

Handmade items I sell in my shop have always been tried and tested first.

Oh, and by the way, the candy wrapper used was sent to me as a RAK on Ravelry. A kind crafter sent it my way as it was on my wish list. Thank you again!

1 comment:

The Joyful Quilter said...

Cute! Reminds me of those drink pouch purses "back in the day."

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