you will need i sheet of copy paper for bag template
5 pieces of A4 card stock and wet glue
papers to decorate and embellishments of your choice
make the bag front and back template
fold A4 piece of copy paper in half as in picture above
sides of bag cut a strip of card @ 8-1/2" x 3"
score on 3 sides @1/2"
hand bag flap cut a strip of card @ 8-1/4"x5"
score @ 2-3/4" and again @ 2" as in picturw
cut another side panel 8-1/2" x 3" for hand bag as befor
then cut a strip of card for inside of bag flap 2" x 5"
base of bag cut a strip 10-1/2" x 3"
score 1/2" on both long sides as in image
Handle cut a 2" strip of card from full lenght of A4 card Stock
Assemble your bag with wet glue i found this the best way
it holds better and gives you enough time to get the edges perfect
first i glue the sides tabs to the either side of the base strip
then glued the bag front to the 3 sides
repeated this for the back
glued the 2-3/4" piece of the hand bag flap to the inside of the bag
then added the handle glued on the underside of the 2" area of the flap
glue and cover this with the 2" x 5"liner for flap
there you have your hand bag all ready to decorate as you choose
have fun !
if you do make one
would you be so kind as to link back to me @ http://lindasrainbowcraftingcabin.blogspot.com/
on your blog or internet
hugs linda xxx