I’m starting to think that I may never get tired of chevron patterns. I’ve painted a chevon wall in our dining room, I found chevron lamp shades for the living room, and now I have a chevron clutch purse. What’s next? Maybe a chevron dress?
This chevron clutch purse is a result of my love of both chevron patterns and clutch purses. Whenever I go out to dinner or run an errand I prefer carrying only the necessities rather than lugging around a big tote. I decided to combine both of those things and create a chevron clutch purse using Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape as the main material. It’s the perfect size for stashing away your phone, keys, and lipstick. It would also make a great pencil case or travel pocket.
To make your own chevron clutch you will need:
- sheet of paper (any kind) cut to 12” x 18”
- 2 rolls of Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape
- x-acto knife or utility blade
- adhesive velcro squares
Don’t be overwhelmed by the number of steps involved. It’s smooth sailing once you get started!
1. Fold the sheet of paper into thirds, making the front flat slightly shorter. Find the center point, then use the scissors to trim the front flat into a triangle shape.
2. Open the folded sheet of paper and place it with the outside facing up. Cover it with vertical strips of the Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape. Be sure to use the lightest color for this step.
3. Trim the edges of tape so there is about a 1/4” – 1/2” board on all sides. Then carefully fold over the tape to create a boarder.
4. Flip over the paper and now use the same color tape to add horizontal strips of tape to this side.
5. Trim any edges where the tape goes beyond the edge of the paper.
6. Fold the taped paper so it creates an envelope shade. Use a strip of the same color tape to seal the edges.
7. Use your ruler to measure out a 2” grid. Make a small mark every 2”.
8. Use the other color of tape to connect the dots you just made.
9. Trim the edges.
10. Skip one row of zig zags and use the tape to create another room, towards the top. This should mimic the first row you created.
11. Use the knife to carefully cut the edges where the two pieces of tape overlap. This created the peaks and valleys of the chevrons. Be carefully to not press too hard or you may cut through the bag!
12. Add the velcro closure.
13. Close the bag and create the same grid that you made before. You want the dots to line up with the previous grid. They will serve as guides when you add the tape.
14. Add another row of zig zags with the darker colored tape. Use the scissors or knife to trim the overlapping edges and then you’re done!
This post is a collaboration with Scotch Colors and Patterns Duct Tape. To see more creative projects, visit www.ScotchDuctTape.com.