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Cassette Tape Clutch

September 22, 2007 22 comments

This week I’m posting a cassette tape clutch. This is a great way to recycle and reuse old cassette tapes into something new and useful. The clutch purse was crocheted using two strands of black cassette tape with one strand of Lion Brand ribbon yarn. Next I wanted to create a lining with a zipper which I could simply insert inside my crocheted shell. I found a fantastic tutorial from Erika for a zippered pouch with a lining on Craftsters.

The tutorial found here has detailed pictures and walks you step-by-step through the process to sew a handy zippered pouch. Now you could just use the pouch alone for a cosmetic bag but I used it to slip inside my crocheted clutch shell. I then hand-stitched it in place and wallah you have a nice finished clutch.

Here are a few clickable pictures below to show you how the clutch looks up close.

Zipper closing shown.

Inside of the clutch.

The free crochet pattern is below. Please enjoy this recycled craft project. Each week I try and add something new and different for a fun recycled craft experience. I hope my readers have found this project beneficial.


Free Cassette Tape Clutch Pattern

Purse measures 9 inches wide and 5 inches long.

2 cassette tapes (90 min. black tapes)
1 ball Lion Brand Trellis Nightlife ribbon yarn (115 yards)
4 – 9 inches x 5 inches fabric panels for pouch and lining
1 – 9 inch zipper

Hook: Metal J (6 mm) crochet hook

Chain 28 using 2 strands of cassette tape and one strand of Lion Brand yarn.
Pattern is crocheted using 3 strands of material held together throughout project.


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