28 January 2014
Make your own little1/12th scale tapestry travelling bag ...
You will need
• 6 x 75mm pieces of fabric
• Thin felt for handle and inside of bag
• Thick paper
• Sewing thread and small needle
• Metal parts and rings
Cut two 2 x 40mm pieces from thick paper (see template) and glue them onto your fabric. Leave 10mm in between.
Bend the edges of the fabric around the card and glue in place. Leave to dry.
Cut three pieces from thin felt, see templates.
Glue the two smallest pieces of felt in place as shown. Leave to dry.
Glue the big piece of felt (40 x 63mm) on top of the tiny pieces and let the glue dry completely.
Now, bend the bag in shape and glue the other small pieces of felt into the opposite side of the bag. Leave to dry.
Glue the rest of the thin felt into inside of the bag.
To make a handle
• Cut 4mm x 70mm from thin felt.
• Sew two tiny metal rings into the sides of bag.
• Thread the handle through the rings and glue in place.
• To finish the bag, glue a tiny metal part into the bag to form a lock.
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