I am an art teacher therefore I frequently need to carry my pupils pictures home for evaluation. It has so far always been a bit complicated since I didn't have a bend-proof-easy-to-carry portfolio bag. Balancing a stack of pictures in one hand or under one arm, while there is more stuff in the other hand was often quite a challenge.
THOSE TIMES are OVER!
Step 1: This Is What You Need:
- two large pieces of cardboard (mine came from old calendars)
- wax tablecloth (I used one that wasn't very nice anymore in some spots, so I cut a niece piece out and chucked the rest.)
- duct tape
- Scissors, Kam Snaps, Kam Snaps tool
Put the cardboard pieces in the centre of your waxcloth. Leave 2 inches between them. Secure in place with duct tape. Fold the waxcloth over and secure that as well. Repeat all around until the wax cloth and the cardboard are firmly connected.
The handles are a tiny bit tricky, but I managed so you will too!
Cut two strips of duct tape, roughly the same length, and stick one under the top of your bag.
Now the tricky part: stick the other strip in the same position but this time on top of the top of your bag. Stick the two straps together carefully. Make sure to leave about 2 inches unstuck. Here I make a little loop with the top tape and fix one corner. That way it doesn't unravel and get in the way. Then I stick the lower part under the second handle position and stick the top part onto the top. One handle is almost finished. Now fold the centre piece of the handle in half so that you have a better hold onto it when you carry it. Secure the handle by taping duct tape once around the bag. Make sure to cover the tips of the tape.
Repeat on the other side.
Create two flaps on each side of the bag by cutting two straps of duct tape, sticking one under the side and rolling it down onto itself. Insert snaps in two different places, so that the strain doesn't get to strong on the flaps should you carry A LOT of art work.