Stylish Recycled Shoulder Bag

Added Jan 29, 2009

by wuxiwoo1

York, United Kin...

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Description

This bag was so quick to make. It was Kookai lightweight woollen, A-line knee length lined skirt with a burgandy lining. I found it in a charity shop & though it was wonderful, knew it was too small for me to wear but definitely not to be passed up. I shortened the skirt by approx 7’’, this provided ample outer fabric for the shoulder straps and of lining fabric to sew in a deep inside pocket set back into the skirt lining. The bottom of the skirt was sewn up and boxed at the corners to create a ‘flat’ bottom to the bag. The leather (ette?) detail around the small waist is a great feature as are the hem lines, down the front where the skirt was originally constructed. I left the small in-laid zip at the rear as an original feature but also as an means to widen access into the bag to aid ‘serious’ in-bag searching (we know what that is like don’t we?!)

Material Notes

second hand fine wool skirt, polyester lining, bondaweb to strength the handles.

Difficulty

Novice

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Credits

Ms Impatient Embroider

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    Jan 31, 2009, 03.25 AMby gray

    What a great idea!!

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    Jan 30, 2009, 07.00 AMby scrumptiousdelight

    Great idea and looks great too!

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