Here is how you can make a purse/clutch using rubber band. It is strong and you can make it using recycled materials like rubber band, cardboard, etc. Easy to make, use and entirely based on rubber bands.
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Things you will need :
2. Rubber bands
5. Some card paper
Step 1: Template
Cut the card paper as shown or as per your choice.
Take the two cardboard pieces and clip them together
Step 3: Vertical Bonding
Glue the outer surface and start placing rubber bands on it.
Place the bands at a gap of 1cm from each other. Make sure they stick well.
Step 4: Horizontal Bonding
Use glue again and place the rubber bands horizontally.
The bands should bind the card boards together firmly.
Step 5: Making the Slit
Cut the bands from one side to make an opening to keep your things.
TIP- Use hot glue to bind the rubber bands. I used glue and some bands started falling out, though made a good design later :D Looked like the equalizers in music apps.
Step 6: Making the Cap
The purse clutch is tight enough but you can add a cap to just make sure your money, paper doesn't fall out as shown.
Take a piece of card paper, add some glue and stick it to one side of the purse clutch. Then fold the card paper as shown to form a perfect lock.