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Make a Collage Minibag

Threads magazine - 172 - April/May 2014 Issue
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From Threads #172, this craft project by Linda Chang Teufel will provide you with a convenient and stylish place to keep your phone. It’s one of the eternal mysteries: Why do men have so many pockets, while women have so much to carry? Men always have a place for their phones. Their pants come with big side pockets and their coat jackets have at least four spots to put a phone. The same is not true for women. Leggings have no pockets, and I refuse to hold my phone in my bra! This minibag is a perfect phone carrier. It’s not only useful, but a beautiful accessory, too. I find it enjoyable to collage interesting fabric scraps to a base fabric. This little accessory puts even the smallest swatches to use, and the chain strap adds a contemporary touch. These instructions introduce the collage technique and a basic pattern, but feel free to embellish your version in any manner, be it paint, stencils, embroidery, beads, or more. Just get out all your embellishments and scraps for a quick and fun project.

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