Prepare the packs and fold the rectangles Create the links Fitting together and continue the chain: you’ve started to create the weave! Create the other chains Stitch with needle and thread Apply the zip: your bag is ready!

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Make your own clutch bag

  1. How to DIY a pochette using Lavazza coffee packaging.

    Don’t throw away the packs of your favourite moka blend: keep them to make a creative and original 100% green bag.

  2. 1 Prepare the packs

    Keep about 25 packs of your favourite Lavazza coffee.
    Clean well on both sides to get rid of imprints and marks.
    Cut out 10,5 cm x 5 cm rectangles.

  3. 2 Hold the rectangles

    • Turn the rectangles over with the sliver part facing up.
    • Fold each rectangle on its vertical half to mark the center.
    • Re-open the rectangle and fold each half of the rectangle over itself.
    • This means that the rectangle’s outer edges are facing towards the center.
    • Refold along the vertical centre, overlapping the two halves.
  4. 3 Create the links

    Refold the element on its horizontal half, following the images.
    This should give you a small multi-layer rectangle with an ideal size of 2,5 cm x 1,2 cm.
    Place it under a weight or in a cloths ped to flatten the edges.
    You first link is ready.

  5. 4 Fitting toghether

    Take the end of a link and slot them into the two halves of another link.
    Firmly stick the two internal sides of the links together to forma a V.

  6. 5 Continue the chain

    Now take another link.
    Pass its two ends inside one of the two links forming a V.
    Continue your chain adding a new link every time, make sure the links are always inserted in the same direction.

    You have started to create the weave!

  7. 6 Create the other chains

    Continue until you’ve got a chain about 48 centimetres long.
    You need about 6 chains to make your bag.

  8. 7 Stitch with needle and thread

    Once you’ve woven the chains, stitch them toghether using a nylon thread, until you’ve ceated a strip.
    Fold it in half and stitch the edges leaving one of the long side free.

    Make a knot in the thread

  9. 8 Apply the zip

    You’re almost there!
    Sew a button or zip onto the open side of your bag.

  10. Your bag is ready!

    You can choose to make it with just one colour or in a patchwork style.
    Whats the special occasion you’ll wear it at?

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