Beginner | 19 min
Taught by Maya Donenfeld
Make a durable and surprisingly sophisticated pouch from the most humble of materials: a discarded mailer. Maya shows you how to dissect a Tyvek® envelope and paint it for charming, distressed effect. You can add designs with hand-carved or store-bought stamps and install a zipper to finish. All the stitching is done by hand with the running stitch so there is no machine needed. You'll have endless ways to organize all your bits and pieces, as well as a go-to handmade gift for any occasion.
Learn how to:
  • Work with Tyvek®
  • Create distressed painted effect
  • Hand sew zippers

What you’ll get:
  • An easy-to-follow lesson on how to upcycle a pouch
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction by artist  Maya Donenfeld
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students


Chapters
Introduction
00:31
Materials
01:06
Painting Tyvek
02:01
04:13
Making Pouch
07:01
02:36
01:59
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
Materials:
  • cutting mat
  • acrylic ruler
  • pencil
  • craft knife
  • button thread
  • hand sewing needle
  • basic scissors
  • ink pad and rubber stamps (hand carved or other)
  • acrylic paint
  • rag
  • foam brush
  • zipper (the length of your pouch)
  • Tyvek® mailing envelopes
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