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Topic: Not your average pants to purse recon... pleather and studs!! WAY too many pics!  (Read 1859 times)
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« on: May 21, 2012 10:53:06 PM »

I have wanted a biiiiig slouchy pleather bag forever. pleather doesn't last as long, true, but I didn't want it to get ruined if it suddenly started raining with no warning, and it seems to do that a lot where I live.

made this GINORMOUS bag out of a pair of size 6 pleather pants that I got from goodwill for $6. the bottom is a rectangle made of two layers of pleather and a layer of heavy interfacing inbetween, the lining is bright red, and it has a double pull black zipper. the strap is long enough to be worn cross-body for when my shoulder hurts, but is not so long that it hangs to low if I just have it on one shoulder. since they were only size 6, i had to add in a large panel in the back so the back pockets of the pants ended up on the back side but that works fine for me. All the pockets are still functional, as is the zipper from the fly  Cheesy but not the button. you know how that front pocket on the right side always has that little pocket inside? well that's perfect for my chapstick Smiley

it has 60 pyramid studs on the outside but i am planning to add more. I bought the last two packs that hobby lobby had (only 30 per pack...wtf) and i usually just buy studded belts but there are currently none in the thrift stores and the cheapest one around here is a walmart belt for $8... i might wait for hobby lobby to get more. i'll see. for now, this gets the point across.

I didn't use a pattern--didn't really need one. just sort of winged it. based the size loosely on a messenger bag i have.

« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012 07:23:14 AM »

That looks really useful.

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012 12:46:17 PM »

Wow, you made what were probably really ugly pants into a really nice purse!  Well done!

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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012 01:19:02 PM »

Awesome bag!  Who needs high priced stuff from other stores/designers when you have talent and creativity yourself lol. 

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012 04:01:02 AM »

Love the bag.  Especially the pyramid studs.  I think pyramid studs and spikes are awesome and you can never have too many. 

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