Skeined Productions - Under 1 hour VHS Cassette Clutch upcycle! This project involves using any old VHS cassette, crocheting the magnetic tape into the shoulder strap and some clever tricks to make a unique clutch!
Hot glue gun
Clear packaging tape (or thin clear plastic sheet like used in old transparencies for projectors)
Crazy glue (or super glue)
Crochet hook (I used size I/9-5.50MM but could use 1 size smaller or bigger)
Silver marker (or white grease pencil or anything that will show up on the cassette plastic)
Small Phillips head screwdriver (not seen in photo, my apologies)
Small hinges (Could also use flexural hinges if wanted)
Fabric (I used some thin dark green fabric, anything will work - Not seen in pictures in this step)
Step 1: Disassemble VHS Cassette
First remove all screws from the back side of the cassette (no need to save the screws they will not be needed). By pulling apart the cassette the spools and parts will all fall out, keep the spools and discard the rest of the parts.
Next pry off the metal spring using a screw driver or pull with fingers (watch eyes)!
Also remove the hinged lid that covers the magnetic tape, you can discard any springs attached to it.
Lastly remove the spring loaded plastic clip that locks the lid in place and discard it (see final photo)