What a beautiful bag! I have a serious handbag addiction and will be looking for the perfect jacket to make one from!! I have bookmarked, pinned and drooled over this bag Thank you so much for posting a tutorial on your blog. I will be following you to see what you make next. Such talent!!
Thank you, Solitaire It's so nice to hear compliments, but I don't think it's a talent: it's a skill that can developed in a spare time
OH MY GOODNESS!!! that is so cute! love the framed square. that fabric looks thick. did it kill your machine??? (or do you have a heavy duty machine?)
No, the fabric isn't hard to sew at all! I was so surprised that it was so easy to sew But even if I would have used some other material (faux leather for example) it wouldn't have been a big problem - there aren't many layers to sew in this bag
That bag looks much smarter than the jacket did! Is it suede? I looks wonderful and I love the little leaf detail for the handles.
Thank you, Antidigger! The material is called alcantara (I first heard of it when I read the tag on a jacket): it looks like suede, it feels like suede and yet it's made from polyester. Amazing material to work with, unfortunately I haven't seen any in regular fabric stores (I'm not from USA) and the ones I saw on Ebay had a pretty high price... I guess I'll have to thrift more to find this material again
This is my latest bag made from a jacket which I found in a thrift store. It was a really interesting project: way easier to make than I thought it would be and it turned out to be my favorite bag (so far). I hope you like it