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« on: June 17, 2011 02:12:42 PM »

I'm one of those girls obsessed with purses, bags and the like. And I'm an avid sew-er and can't get myself to actually buy a bag since really, I can make it myself.
I needed something larger, and neat.

Used pockets from an old leather jacket that I've stripped for making other things (another bag came from this badboy) and I believe the rest of the leather on this new tote came from leather pants.
The silvery, silky animal print fabric is from a dress that I bought from Sears for dirt cheap and then shortened like crazy (floor length dress to now high above the knee). Absolutely LOVE this fabric, I wish I had more.
Lined the bag with this really nifty fabric, its an iridescent purplish colour, really rich, but for some reason it turns out an ugly blue regardless of which setting I use on my camera.

I love making purses like this because now, I have a brand new butt-whoopin' bag that cost me basically nothing. Old leather jacket/pants that were given to me for this sort of use, 4 rectangular rings that I snagged off another old bag, leftover fabric from a cheap dress and my old teacher/friend gave me like 10 meters worth of that purple lining, just to get it out of her hair (and classroom).

There's a lot of messy hand sewing to keep things in place and sturdy, and since this bag is for me it doesn't bother me (I made sure to keep the visible sewing neat and tidy).

Let me know what you think!

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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011 04:01:56 PM »

Cool! I like the idea of using pockets from an old jacket.
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011 05:31:35 PM »

Very cute!  Great use of other things!

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2011 06:55:09 PM »

This pusre is awesome! Purses are about the only "girly" thing I really get into lol! I love this!

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