Thursday, April 1, 2010

Paper Purse

During my purse frenzy, I was fascinated with fusing paper to fabric. So I fused some scrapbook paper with the texture of lizard skin and a wall paper remnant to taffeta, punched holes around the edges and made this...

I glued the two pieces together, folded it up, cut and put the sides in place (creased to form a gusset) and sewed it up with a synthetic yarn. I cut the gecko out of the lizard paper and glued it in place, then added the beads and strap.

Voila! Paper Gecko Purse!


  1. Wow Dianne!
    That would be so wonderful to use as a receipt holder or bill folder! very nicely done!
    thanks for sharing! don't you just love paper!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  2. Dianne, this turned out fabulous! Looks very classy.

  3. Hi Dianne: Your purse is very clever and looks wonderful. Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower. Now I can follow you and your creative path. Happy creating...

  4. This is fantastic Dianne- wow I love these wonderful creative purses- you are very talented. This would sell like hotcakes! Happy Easter to you and yours!

  5. WOW Dianne ~ you bag is wonderful and amazing what you've done with paper, really great paper! The beads are a perfect touch too!

    Happy Weekend!

  6. That's such a cool idea! How clever! And pretty!

  7. Hi Dianne,
    WOW, your purse is beautiful. Such a great idea. Have a great day.