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Topic: My version of the Celine Trapeze bag  (Read 1506 times)
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« on: September 13, 2013 08:38:43 AM »

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.


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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2013 08:52:57 AM »

great job

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2013 10:27:24 AM »

that's beautiful!!  well done!

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« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2013 10:30:28 PM »

Thank you both, catdaddytn and rockmygypsysoul

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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2013 07:22:41 PM »

ooooh.  Adorable.  And gorgeous. 

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2013 10:33:46 PM »

Thank you kaz814. 

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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2013 01:29:26 AM »

It's so stylish! I would love to have such a smart bag!
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2013 12:10:36 AM »

liliv-1, it isn't a difficult purse to make.  Just time consuming.

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