Added Apr 3, 2010
Miami, Florida, ...
Birthday Gift Project 1 of 3 – Because I am unable to afford one, I decided to surprise my partner with a custom designer men’s handbag for his birthday. I’ve never made a bag of this caliber (nor have I used lining) before, but decided to give it a try. I looked a several images online for inspiration and came up with this design – intuitively. I found a great vinyl with a “leather look” for $8 p/y and a coordinating liner for $2.50 p/y. I added lots of compartments for pens and a cell-phone in the front pocket (which is a cargo pocket, learned from the techniques section of Burda Sytle) and finished it off with faux bone buttons ($3.50 ea), a black zipper and his initials inside on a dapper lining. I also wanted to make it large enough for business purposes or to be used as an overnight bag. Altogether, I think I spent less than $20 bucks for a bag that looks like it cost more than $250.00
Vinyl, faux bone button, zipper, lining
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