A Crazy Craft

My little brother LOVES sour patch kids. So much so that my kids call them Tyler Patch Kids. He is serving a mission in Boston and will be away this Christmas and we wanted to send him a few of his favorite things.

After searching fused plastics I decided to attempt a wallet. I followed some one's suggestion to use freezer paper to sandwich the plastic. A colossal mistake. The wax side fused to each other as well as the project (which happened to be a long belt and a huge mess.) I ended up using brown paper bags as they are large and can accommodate multi-sized projects.

Also, not all plastics are created equally.
I'll post the smartie belt later to prove the point. I think you get the idea without the picture. Right?

My first wallet was way too girly - a shortcoming of most of my projects.
It became a gift for my lovely neice.

The second attempt did the job. Looking back I wish that I made a double pocket, but once fused... it is fused.

The plastic sews very easily, however I don't know how sturdy it will be. I used a lot of fray check to keep the seams strong. Hopefully it will last the long journey to Boston and make my brother smile. That will do it.
wallet insides

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for visiting, I'd love to hear what you think. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking a minute to share your thoughts. Your comments make my day!