A Mobile Phone Bag
A mobile phone bag plaited from printed paper with stylish patterns. Attach packaging tape onto the paper, then fold and plait it.
How to do it
Cut pieces of paper measuring 12 x 5.5cm. For this bag we have used 96 pieces of paper.
Attach clear packaging tape to all the strips of paper.
Fold lengthwise in the middle with the tape side out and “iron” the fold with a bone folder.
Fold the two sides to the middle lengthwise.
Fold together and fold over in the middle.
Fold the two sides into the middle. Note that each link has an "easy" and a "difficult” side. On the "easy" side there are 4 layers of paper and on the "difficult" side there are 8 layers of paper.
Insert one link into another link from the easy side.
Insert the third link from the easy side and continue like this.
After a row with 15 links, close with number 16.
Do not fold link number 16 in from the sides towards the middle lengthwise. Insert link number 16 into link number 15 as a long link and stick it around and back into link number 15. Use scissors or a knitting needle to help insert the links. Then complete the ring.
Each ring consists of 16 links and 6 rings are used in total.
Tie around a link to secure a piece of cotton yarn.
Sew the rings together from the outside.
Before sewing on the last row (ring), put the cords for the strap in between as shown in the photo. See the following instructions - follow the green cord:
The base is made by squeezing the sides together. Sew from one side to the other and back again. It's a good idea to sew the same place twice to increase its strength.
Sew the corners by squeezing in one triangle whilst sewing the last one like the others.