I can't wait to hear from everyone with your ideas, suggestions and comments.
Love your new site, can't wait to see more
I just came back from the JoAnn's fabric store. I had to stop a lady who had made one of your purses. It was so cool and she directed me to your website. I am so excited to make one, but I first need to get my son to eat a few potatoe chips. I would also like to make one for my sister as a surprise as we are always trying to out craft the other. Thanks and I will be anxious to see the end result. Linda
Mylinda, have you thought about selling kits with instructions? Collect the "trash" cut it and package with tools and instructions. I'd buy it to save the time of collecting all the packages (most of which I would not normally buy). I think you could make some side money this way.
Hi Mylinda! This web site is clearlier than otherand i like it more, please keep on it.Im real ansious to see the next step "making the chains" cause in the other site i couldn´t understand exactly how to make it.And by the way, thanks a lot for sharing this with everyone, here in México its really difficult to know how to make this purses...so Im glad to find this website---My regards!
I'm just learning this beautiful technique. I'm from Mexico and hope I can make my first purse very soon.I'm anxious to see instructions of how to connect chains.Don't take too longRegards from Chihuahua:)
Hi MylindaMy housband and I are teachers in a really tiny town in Mexico (30 students in total :P) and we have a club with the students when we teach them to take care of the enviroment and this year we start with te purses, so we are hoping that you could put the rest of the instruccions really soon, since the student already know how to make the chains.Thanks for sharing......Regards from Sonora
Hej MylindaThis is so exiting! - I'm from Denmark and I've just explored this amazing concept - making purses and other stuff out of old magazines or emballage. I really wanna try to make one myself - but it's a little tricky - so I'm looking forward to instructions here on your page. The first ones about cutting folding were very easy to understand - so thank you for that. Hoping to see more soon :) Anne
I was so excited to find your site. I recently began a chain of Starburst wrappers while at a 5 day lecture. I've never learned how to make them into a circle or how to sew them together. Wanted to convert my long chain into shorter ones and make a changepurse. How disappointing that you lead me right up to the info I need and say coming soon--I hope that is true. I'll bookmark and come back to check. I'd like a pretty changepurse too!!
Hi there,I would purchase the directions on the flat bottom purse. I love making them for my friends and family.
Hi Linda Your bags are awesome, do you make bags for resale?
A friend just purchased one of these bags. It was pretty expensive. I googled the information and came up with your site. Your bags are beautiful and look store bought. I am going to try to follow your directions and make one for myself. Thank you for sharing your ideas. I will let you know how it comes.
Mylinda, I have made 3 of these purses so far.(all gifts). I have 2 more to make for gifts, I can't stop saving the wrappers! I have a few other ideas I want to try using your instructions. I hope you don't mind I put your blog site on my blog with my picture of my first purse. I did not know you wanted to be asked first. I always try to give credit where credit is due. Thanks for figuring out how to do this and posting your instructions. I would really like to know how you do the flat bottom.Thanks again.
When I folded the pieces I cut from a potato chip bag, it wouldn't stay folded. Any suggestions?
Dear Caroline, About the only way to keep folded pieces from unfolding is to connect them into the chain. I fold each one and connect. Here is a website that shows you how to fold and store pieces in a baggie without them comming unfolded. Good Luck, Mylindahttp://candywrappercrafts.blogspot.com/
I like how do you show your steps butI will recommend to make a video abouthow to make a wrapper bag because I'm a beginner and It's difficult to followand understand the instructionsPlease help me
I'm a senior in high school and I'm in love with all crafty artsy things, especially ones that are made from all recyclable material. For my senior art independent study, I planned to make a series of magazine boxes I found online. But then in the midst of searching for other things I could make using magazines I came across your site and I'm absolutely in love. I've always been obsessed with making handbags usually by crocheting but I would use all sorts of material. Yarn string even plastic tablecloths cut into strips. I'm very anxious to try making one of your purses! Thank you so much for the instructions! =)
Hi! great page, you show every step very clear. Following your steps I've made my girl a purse black and silver of vinyl. I used remaining vinyl that I used to make stickers and were going to throw them away. This material is very durable and the purse looks great. Thank you so much!!!!
Where can one get the wrappers besides eating all those potatoe chips? lol thank you for the instructions. I too brought one of the bags in Mexico and love my bag Rhonda
I am battling with joining the chains. I attempted a bag (tote bag u call it in USA) but I cant figure the joining. I used magazine paper and it looks nice, but my joins look NOTHING like yours. MMM.. is it 'coz I'm blonde???Now the magazine paper is going to tear or rip I am sure, so surely it would need to be covered. I dont like the idea of contact paper. I am trying to work on this project, to help poor people in the township community, here in South Africa. I like the look of the N.Ollin bag that looks weaved, I gather it is covered in plastic, as it states "a twist on the candy wrapper bag" BIG question, how do you gradually make the bag/tote/basket/BIGGER. the zig zag does not lend itself to the next row being one wrapper bigger?? please help, we so desperately need to help the community and this is MOST importantly one way to prevent landfill & litter!! regards Martine, from South Africa.
How many links per row, and how many rows are used in the larger flat bottom bag that is pictured first on your other blog page? Any info. would be greatly appreciated.
I've posted some pictures on my blog that show my flat bottom style purses. I sell my purses on my website, but I'm going to sell the instructions for making the flat bottom purse as well. Since there are so many people who want to make them. The link to my blog and pics are as follows:http://www.rhmdesigns.com/blog.html
Mylinda,It's your car-stranded friends from Hutch! Just last night Faith and I made the 3 bracelets from the bracelet kit you gave to Faith. She loves them! We'll be ordering more today. She wants a belt next and I want to make a bag. Thanks so much for introducing us to this cool new craft! Her girlfriends are going to love their bday gifts!
where can i order the kits????
I love your blog. The instructions on sewing the rows together are a little vague and confusing...could you explain a bit more please? Thanks.
Can you sew all of the layers on at once? I mean, do you HAVE to sew them on one by one?
Thank you for this website! Very informative!
Hi. I just finished making my bag but am having a lot of trouble getting the handled figured out. There are no instructions on this website and the other one shows pictures but I'm just not clear on how to do it. I was hoping you could offer me some help. How do I attach the handle and how do I reinforce it so it will stay together?
Hi!I want to make your fine bracelets so how do I buy the instructions?
Hi Mylinda,Thank you for posting your instructions on how to make candywrapper purses. I have made 3 and love them. I would like to have instructions on how to make a square flat bottom. Can you send me some information? Also how to attach a handle. Would really appreciate it and thank you once again. Looks like you have quite a following.
I just came back from Las Vegas, and saw some purses made in Mexico from candy/chips wrapers. The price was out of this world. A change purse was just under $100. A evening purse was 120-140, these purses were beautiful, but I cannot beleive that the makers of each purse were paid fairly for their work. It's a sad world we live in that others will take advantage of those that actually work hard, not only to find their product but to spend the time hand making them.
About love, who understand how much?
Can I get the instructions for the flat bottom portion of the purse? I see that it states that they will be posted soon - but that has been on there for 6 months- am I not seeing it somewhere on the website?
I learned from a friend how to make the chains for this purse and im making a small one, but i cant figure out on your other web page how to sew it and do the bottom. if you could help out it would be wonderful. thanks, and this website is much easier to understand.ArielNJ
I've just started looking into candy wrapper purse by just sufering the internet and they attract my eye. Where I must learn how to make these purses for myself. I have looking for only 2 days now but your websites gives me more of the understanding. My question is if I use baby crothcet yarn to sew the purse together, do I have to use it to zipper to the purse? And what needle do I use to sew it to the purse? Thanks I hope I hear from you soon. Marian
Dear Marian, I would use every day thread and sharp needle to sew the zipper to the purse. You could use a couple stands of DMC floss if you wanted to but your needle has to be shart enough to go into the edge of the zipper. Hope this helps and good luck.
Your creations are pretty, and sure brings back memories.I love how all the crafts from back in the sixties/seventies are coming back. Crocheted plastic bags, the folded gum wrappers, or paper chains made into things. Seems like along time ago, and I guess these things are just being re discovered by a new generation.
Most of us can do theses from memory.
Thanks for a trip down memory lane, Gloria
How fun! I linked to this on last weekend's weekly roundup and am just now getting around to letting you know. (I guess we were busy celebrating Easter!) Thanks so much for sharing!
A quick hallo all the way from Denmark. I found your webpage just loking around online.
Did not think that i would find so many different kinds of purses:)
I realy think your work is beautifully made.
I make my purses from coffee bags, gift paper, and magasins.
I just wanted to tell you that i am so impressed:)
This is really awsome! Please continue to make this webpage because it helps so much!
Wow! Thank you Mylinda! I can't wait to try to make one of these beautiful purses! I'd be happy to give you a donation if you put the rest of the instructions up for the handle and the flat bottom...
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This is a very good idea! Just want to say thank you for the information, you have to share. Just continue to write such a position. I will be your faithful reader. Thank you again.
Hi I want to sell these In front of my house with other things I made to get a girl scout badge. I'm going to give all the money to ASPCA but you said not to sell them until I asked. So can I sell these purses?
These crafts are so great!! I would love to be able to buy the bracelet kit and the smooth edged belt instructions. My daughter would love to make them to help earn a Girl Scout badge.
We will try to make a purse tho!
I found your website and fell in love. So far I have made a small clutch using cracker wrappers and a hand bag using soda bottle wrappers. My current project has been using scrapbooking paper however I am finding it really hard to work with, this is an understatement. I have torn pieces when sewing the chains and tucking the bottom corner were nearly impossible. I still don't like the way they turned out. Am I doing something wrong? Is there a secret to working with paper whether it is scrap book or magazine as compared to wrappers? I really like the looks of paper in design however it is a test in patience that I am losing. Plus the overall look just doesn't look as finished. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Love your work but I am desperate for tips on the flat bottom bag and a straight edge on a flap. Brilliant stuff. TIP [Use a pair of long thin nosed tweezers to help pull through etc.]
Je suis aux prises avec de rejoindre les chaînes. J'ai essayé un sac (sac fourre-tout u l'appeler aux Etats-Unis), mais je ne peux pas la figure la jonction. J'ai utilisé du papier magazine et c'est très joli, mais mon joint ressemble en rien à la vôtre. MMM .. est-il «Parce que je suis blonde?? Maintenant, le papier magazine va déchirer ou ripper je suis sûr, aussi sûrement qu'il aurait besoin d'être couverts. Je n'aime pas l'idée de papier contact.
how many wrapper did it take?
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Hello my name is Katie and I am a member of a small non-profit organization concerned with sustainable energy and recycling. I'm very happy that I found this tutorial for the sake of our team! I know that you said that you do not want us to make these beautiful purses for profit, but I was hoping that you could make an exception and I could make these for a fundraiser. Whatever money we would make would go towards new supplies for teaching students about conserving energy and learning about alternate sources of energy through hands-on experimentation. We are a small group of eight or so, so I can guarantee you that we will not be mass-producing them! We'll probably only make at most five or six. I really hope I can use this very helpful tutorial because I can be sure to tell you that any money we make will go towards our program for teaching others about energy.
Thanks for (hopefully) understanding!
The pages for Sewing Rows Together and Sewing Bottom Together are blank. At least on my computer, they're blank. How do you sew the rows & bottom together?
I'm looking for the same instructions. Ready to sew the bottom, but can't figure it out by myself. Anyone have any answers?? Thanks. Making a bag for my wife for her birthday. Great idea. Thanks so much. I drink a lot of Coke Zero and like chocolate, so I used coke bottle wrappers for the purse and hershey chocolate bar wrappers for the handle. Two of my all-time favorite American companies. Cheers,
Found the instructions on sewing the bottom on the blogsite. . . duh! Thanks again!