Monday, March 1, 2010

Things You Need To Make the Accordion Purse

Card Stock:
6" x 11"
6" x 7"
4" x 10" (2)
4" x 5-3/4" (4)
1-1/2" x 11"

5-1/2" x 9-1/2"
3-1/2" x 5-1/2"
3-1/2" x 10" (2)
1" x 11"

Take the 6" x 11" and 5-1/2" x 9-1/2" papers and corner round one end on each. Line up the papers on the rounded end and adhere only the rounded portion for now because we have to add the handle in a minute but we have to score this first! Starting at the non rounded end score at 1", 5" and 8".
Adhere the 1" x 11" to the 1-1/2" x 11" piece. Score 1" from each end. You may now adhere this to the first piece where the top of the purse will be. (The fold after the rounded end) And finish adhering the rest of the 5-1/2" x 9-1/2" piece to the 6" x 11" piece.
Adhere the 3-1/2" x 10" to the 4" x 10" and score at 1" and repeat at 1" intervals. Repeat for the other piece and fold these in accordion style until you have 5 folds on each one.
Take the 6" x 7" piece and score at 4" on the 7" side. This is the bottom and front of your purse so it should be 6" wide. Adhere the 3-1/2" x 5-1/2" on the side that now measures 6" x 4". This will be the front. Apply sticky tape to the 1" fold and adhere to the 1" fold on your 6" x11" piece making sure the fold is hidden inside the purse. This is you main purse piece and should look like an opened ended box with a handle.
Take the accordion pieces and apply sticky tape to the ends and adhere one end to the inside back of the purse and one to the inside front.
After the accordions are in place use a 1" circle punch or bigger or smaller and make half circle punches in the center top edge of each 4" x 5-3/4" card then apply sticky strip to the outer front edges and adhere to the accordion starting with the back fold first until all 4 cards are used and voila!
Decorate how you like and I used Velcro for the closure.

Hope this is good for you! Let me know if you find a problem.

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