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Minnie in Paris Duct Tape Handbag Tutorial

Minnie in Paris Duct Tape Handbag

You may have seen my recent post about the fabulous Minnie Mouse in Paris headband hairbow that we made:

Minnie in Paris Hairbow Headband {Step-by-Step Tutorial} #MinnieinParis

Now if you saw the post then you know that we also made a matching purse. How cute is this?

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1. We need to make a big sheet of tape “fabric”  We want it to be 2 1/2 times wider than our bag and around 3 inches taller than the height of the bag.  We start by Layering the first side of our tape fabric sheet.

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2. Next we add the second side to our tape fabric by layering our tape sticky side to sticky side.

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3.  Once we have our sheet finished, we need to trim.  Our bag was 7 inches wide and 2 inches deep.  To figure out how wide your sheet should be, multiply both the width and depth by two and add everything together.  In our example, we would say 7×2=14,  2×2=4, 14+4=18.  So we need our sheet to be 18 inches wide.  Trim it up!  Our bag was 8 inches tall, so we measure our height and trim.  Remember to save the scraps, as we will use those to create the bottom and strap for the bag.
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4.  Create your sides.  Measure 2 inches in and make a fold from top to bottom.  Now measure 7 inches from the fold that you just created and fold again.  Finally, measure another 2 inches from the last fold and..yup…fold again.  Think of it like this, you are trying to create the sides of the bag.
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5.  Using one of the scrap pieces, create the bottom of the bag.  It should measure 7×2.
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6. Now begin attaching the bottom with the Mickey tape one side at a time.
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7.  Reinforce all of the edges with the Mickey tape.
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8.  Using the scrap tape fabric, cut a handle.
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9.  Attach the handle with the Mickey tape by running the tape around the top of the bag.
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10.  Decorate the outside of the bag as you wish.
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11.  Enjoy the bag!

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You didn't think that I would leave you without telling you about the book, did you?

Fashion is Minnie's passion! And, as a result, she's been invited to show her bows on the runways of Paris!   At the airport, Minnie is so busy taking care of her nieces, Millie and Melody, that she accidentally switches suitcases with Penguini the magician–and finds that his suitcase is full of bunnies instead of bows!

Minnie must round up the mischievous little bunnies, find Penguini, and make her bows in time for the show. Will she make it?   Readers are treated to a stunning tour of famous Parisian locations, from the Louvre to Tuilleries Gardens to the Eiffel tower, to a classic Parisian bistro—all in search of Penguini's bunnies.  

Definitely get the book for any Minnie Mouse lovers in your household.


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Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored campaign for Minnie in Paris. Project idea and opinions are entirely my own. #MinnieinParis

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21 Comments Leave a Comment »

  1. really cute idea! I think my daughter would love it (along with a trip to Paris, of course).

  2. That came out so cute!! She really looks like she loves it. And all things considering, it’s pretty easy to make!

  3. What an adorable hand bag. It’s so cute, and it looks fairly simple to make.

  4. This is so cute and so creative.

  5. This is SO cute! Your step-by-step photos will make it a breeze to do myself!

  6. This is really cute. I have a Minnie fanatic at my house that would adore this bag.

  7. Brett Martin

    The bag turned out great. What a cool little project to with duct tape.

  8. What an adorable handbag! I love that you guys were able to make it yourself, it makes it that much more special!

  9. This is quite possibly the cutest use of duct tape i have ever seen.

  10. Wow, what a very through review on how to make this purse! Thank you!

  11. Katy Rawson

    How cute is this? What a great project for my daughter. I am surprised to see how many different choices are to be had now days with Duct Tape. Who doesn’t love Minnie? Thank you for you instructions as they are very easy to follow. We are going to do this.

  12. This is just too cute. I want one for ME! I guess Ches can have one too. 🙂

  13. This looks like such a fun project. It turned out great. I love it!

  14. My girls are all about this! I love the prints with the pink and black tiger stripes. Awesome!

  15. That is cute! My oldest loves making things with duct tape, I need to show her this!

  16. Shauna

    Okay, my Baby Miss would totally love this. She is such a purse kid, her first steps were walking to pick up my purse! HA!

  17. That is so cute! My older daughter would have fun using duct tape and making these bags for her and her friends.

  18. This bag is so cute! And who would of thought it was made of duct tape. Awesome!

  19. This is really creative! I love it!

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