Mod Sixties Upcycled Tote Handbag or Purse

Added Oct 10, 2011

by Maggie Molloy

Tipperary, Ireland

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Description

This is another bag based on the gorgeous pretty pinafore purse pattern by Lisa Lam of www.u-handbag.com. I always seem to be tweaking patterns i try to make, and this one is no different. I substituted the handles for a leatherette scalloped version that are my own design and i made the yoke and body in contrasting fabrics. I also lost the piping under the yoke and in its place i added some leather scalloping trim that i cut with my scalloping shears.

I have so many variations of this pattern that i want to make ill probably be still experimenting with it in 2 years, but i love it. Its amazingly simple to make and so easy to customize. I have only been sewing for 8 months and all the instructions were so well laid out it was a breeze to make.

Material Notes

This purse was made from a bright canary yellow table cloth that i found in a thrift store. It was in beautiful condition and only cost €2 (i think i used half for this purse). The top half was made using black corduroy and the straps and scalloping trim were white leatherette.

I also used wadding, vilene s250 interfacing, self cover buttons and a really long zipper. The lining of the bag is a white cotton.

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Winter, Fall
For
Women
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Casual, Classic, Mod, Rock, Vintage
Material
Coating, Corduroy, Cotton, Denim, Leather/Fur, Linen, Suiting, Velvet, Wool

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    Oct 11, 2011, 12.40 PMby libra-s

    Really gorgeous!

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    Oct 11, 2011, 10.37 AMby Mai-der

    Love the color, the pattern… great job!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 09.31 PMby pink-cornelia

    love it! the color is fantastic and the buttons are a great detail.

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    Oct 10, 2011, 07.14 PMby Lora Martinez

    I love it, great colour combo!!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 03.42 PMby dianewelhamkelly

    Love this bag!

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    Oct 10, 2011, 09.58 AMby suribabe

    Wow another really nice bag.. I love the colors too..

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