I absolutely love the look of the Celine Trapeze bag, just not the hefty price tag. So I got the idea to make my own version of it. I bought some beautiful glossy, dark purple leather and black suede from Tandy Leather Factory. I also had the brilliant (semi sarcastic here) idea to hand sew the leather cuz my machine wasn't working and pretty much do the entire purse by hand. 3 1/2 days later and nearly 10 hours of work and this is what I have.
The measurements are 25 cm in length, 20.5 cm in height and 9 cm in depth. I tend to do my purses in centimeters instead of inches.
I kept the interior very minimal with just one cell phone pocket and a key strap (both are glued in place with E6000 glue cuz I suck at making and sewing pockets) for my keys. The side flaps are beige vinyl that I already had on hand. I think the beige is a nice contrast color to the dark purple. I also riveted in some black bamboo handles.
There are minor mistakes and things I would now do differently but all in all, I accomplished what I set out to do so I am very pleased with the end results. It was definitely a learning experience.