Thursday, June 18, 2009

4 x 6" Accordion File Purse Tutorial



Hi Friends! OMG! I actually created a project and a tutorial no less! LOL! I had bought an accordion file from Ross and after studying how it was created, I decided to recreate it. It was actually quite simple to come up with the dimensions. You could probably do it yourself without instructions but I created a tutorial for you any way. Scroll down to check out the tutorial.

I created 4 of these puppies so far but I'm going to create more of them to send out to friends. Who knows. . it may be you. LOL!


I'll create a bunch more but I'll create different sizes and styles. . .I'll create a tutorial if I create a different style so you can create them too. I'll probably post the tutorial maybe Monday. I can't work on it right now because I have to create a mini album that my daughter's friend requested I make for her father on Father's Day. I also have to create a few stuff for my husband. Ugghhh. . .I guess I'll be busy the next few days.




Anyway. . .here is the purse in the closed position. I tell ya' . . .it's really easy to create this accordion file purse. After you've got the instructions down path. . .you can create this project in 30 to 45 minutes. Faster if you're a speedy crafter.




Here is the accordion file purse opened up. The pockets are really roomy. You can store a whole bunch of photos or stamped images. To close the purse, you can add your own type of closure but I used Velcro. It's much easier than to create a fancy closure. LOL! I'm all about simple and fast. No fancy closure on my purse. Maybe I should work harder and add stitches or bells and whistles to this purse but ugggh, I'm so darn lazy.

I can't handle spending too much time on a project. Honestly. . .I don't know what happened to me. There was a time when I wanted to spend hours crafting but for some reason, I can no longer spend more than an hour crafting without having to do something else. I sometimes wonder if I'm losing my mojo.

Anyway. . .I hope you all have a wonderful day.








Here is my inspiration for the project. I recreated this accordion file case that I bought. Anyway. . .if you have the time, try out the tutorial!

With the tutorial below, if you want to print it, click on the drop menu that is labeled "more", click "save document", save it to your computer and you may print directly from your file. Printing directly from the web page will print too large. You may view a full page of the tutorial by clicking on the icon to the very top right corner. It'll open up a new window with the tutorial. If you just want to enlarge directly on the blog, click on the + button or the magnifying glass! To scroll down the tutorial, slide the scroll bar to the right of the document.

4 x 6" Accordion File Purse














46 comments:

Christina said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I love looking at all the wonderful things you've created. :) Have a great day!

Rita said...

Wow Maria this is awesome! I luv it!!!! You amaze me with your creations, I wish I was as talented as you.

Heather D. said...

Hi Maria - this is gorgeous! I would love to make one of these ... but I can't seem to save your tutorial :( And when I tried to print it, it was printing it all wonky. Any thoughts? Any chance you can email me the file privately?

You're a very talented lady! I can't wait to see more of your work!

All the best,
Heather

PaperCrafty said...

Maria that is so cool! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

Creative Mish said...

What a cute project and a wonderful tutorial!

Jacquie said...

WOW!! Maria, these are these are FABULOUS!!! I LOVE them!! You are SO creative!! Thanks for sharing with us all!! Hope you are well!

Take Care!
Jacquie/Javablustamper

Teri said...

Love your accordian purses, Maria!! Thanks for sharing the awesome tutorial with us. Love all of the DP you used to create your purses, so pretty!!

Islander Girl said...

OH WOW GIRL!!! You've been a busy lady!!! Love this and thanks for the tutorial, I'll need to make one!!! Thanks so much!!!

Hope you're having a wonderful day over there!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

oh my! You've been busy! This is so cute! I will have to give this a try.

Mary said...

Oh my gosh Maria. your accordian File purses are all gorgeous! You are so creative. Thank you very much for making the tutorial for them too. It must have taken you lots of time to get all four of the purses finished and then to blog about it and share your turorial with all of us.

Mary

Priscilla said...

Love this wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much. You are so talented. Also Utaka Hikaru has a lovely voice.
Thanks again
Priscilla

Danni said...

Super cute and fun!! You are just so clever and creative!

Crafty Nanny said...

Maria your accordian file purses are gorgeous...love the DP!! Great tutorial, going to have to try making one...thanks for sharing:)
Sandy

Margie said...

I'm speechless! This is absolutely amazing! OME! I need to make one asap! They're beautiful! I cannot believe that you made 4 already! You are so talented and creative! I could never sit and try to figure this out!
Thank you soooo very much for sharing this! :*)

Becky said...

wow-these are fabulous Maria, I love them.

Denise said...

Maria,
Those are awesome!! Wow, you are so talented girlfriend. PLEASE don't ever lose your Mojo!! I need your inspirations.

doris said...

That is so cool Maria... wow!!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.

Hugs
Doris xx

Kyoko said...

Oh Sister, what a precious accordion purse you created. I am definitely going to have to try this ... THANKS FOR THE TUTORIAL. You rock girl!

marijke said...

oh maria this is sooooo beautiful I tried to print the tutorial but wasn't able to, I don't see the rigt side of the pattern its too big how can I get the tutorial in the right way?

Cami said...

Wow Maria! This is a great tutorial you created and I do love the accordian file purse that you made with those lovely DPs! I don't know how you manage to make such wonderful projects AND find time to make a tutorial...but I love them all! Thanks for always sharing your creations. Hugs, Cami

de said...

Amazing Project!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Elena said...

They are absolutely gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful tutorial, Maria!

Heidi said...

I've been looking for something just like this!! thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! Yours look absolutely beautiful!

Gingerbread Girl said...

I have been following your blog for a long time and I have to say that I am in total awe at the many cards you do. Where ever do you find the time? You must be a ball of energy!! You are so amazing! Anyway, this purse is darling and I am going to try it!! LUV IT! Thanks for sharing!!! Joyce

Patty Chalas said...

Maria This is gorgeous as usual!!!

you are very talented!!!

Kristine B. said...

WOWZERS Maria...these are sooo beautifully decorated and what a GENIOUS idea to create these!! And secondly..>THANK YOU< for sharing a tutorial with all of us. OH, I'm soooo going to be making one of these--at least 1 if not a bunch like you ;P LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! You're awesome :)

Joy said...

Maria! this is the most fabulous thing! I love that you did a project and I can't wait to see the tutorial! you go girl! I don't know if I have the talent to look at something and create a whole new version on my own! this is great! love your calendar holder too! those are just great gifts to give and I will have to start thinking of some soon! we have a few of our law clerks leaving in Aug. I think I better start now! thanks for all those awesome inspirations! have a wonderful weekend!

2 Worlds said...

TFs MAria I will try to put some pictures I have on my table

Risa said...

You truly are not losing your mojo Maria...these accordion purses are the bomb!!! In other words...stunning! I love all four of them...super great job!
hugs
Risa:)

JoanOttevanger said...

OHHHHHH Maria these purses are awesome, so elegant and beautiful love them all

Mrs Adept said...

This is awesome~!! Thank you so much for the tutorial. I love the ones you already made. The DP is gorgeous~!!

Randi said...

You truly amaze me Maria!! This is is so incredible!!

Thank you so much for sharing this! I wish I had time to make one right this minute!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Christine said...

This is a fantastic project Maria. Than you so much for the tutorial!!
xoxo, Christine

JEROSHA said...

will definitely try this soon :D thanks for the tutorial

Liz Weber said...

Maria thanks so much for sharing this fantastic tutorial and your hard work! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kristine B. said...

Maria!! I just made my FIRST ONE of these last night!! :) I'm so giddy with excitement. Your tutorials are the best, you know that right?!! heehee. Very easy to follow, and I couldn't have done it w/o the picture tute. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this awesome project with all of us. Big Hugs my friend. xXx

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

omg!!! WILL YOU MARRY ME? I LOVE YOU...YOU ARE WONDERFUL... ok..I'll try and calm down. This is so fabulous and I cannot believe all the work you did putting this in tutorial form. YOU ROCK!!!

Beth Norman said...

Your tut rocks GF!! I'm so behind in reading my blog subscriptions and am so glad I came all the way back. Thanks for putting together one rock'n tut!

Cheryl Walker said...

KristineB had your link to your tutorial and im sooo glad, because this is the cutest box Maria!!!! I love how you made it! I will have to make some time to do this little purse tooo cute!! Love the ones youve made!!!

Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
cheryl

Mary's Stamping said...

Great purse love it.

I'm trying to print the tut but it will only print blank pages. My computer is not close to my stamp room. Any suggestions.

Lori (THCEO) said...

Ummmm, you are soooooo NOT losing your mojo! I just found your blog and LOVE it. Thanks for this AWESOME tutorial...can't wait to try it. :)

Bonnie Garrett said...

Maria, I love the file you made but wonder if you could provide me with a link for the one you bought from Ross. I am trying to find the store but just am not having any luck.

Thanks in advance.
Bonnie Garrett
bgarrett32@att.net

Cricut Essentials said...

That purse is a wonderful idea! I HAVE to try this in my next session of creative time!

Ruthie said...

Hey Maria

I did it! Your instructions were fab - have linked your blog to my blog in the post!

http://gedalovitch.blogspot.com/2010/10/thought-i-would-post-this-up-quickly.html

Thanks again
Rx

bcriminger said...

Thank you SO MUCH for this tutorial and explicit directions!!!! I made mine into a recipe file holder (I left off the handle). See it here: http://joyfullycreative.blogspot.com/2011/04/recipes-1.html

Lisa Dümig said...

Hi Maria,

I made the Accordion purse. It turned out so nice and I just wanted to say Thank you!

I´m a Demonstrator in Germany. Hopefully you don´t mind if I show my Accordion Purse on my Blog. I will put a link to your Blog in it.
If you don´t like it, let me now!

http://einfallsreich-kreativebastelideen.blogspot.de/
That´s were you find the post.

Have a nice day!

Bye Bye

Lisa

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