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Butterfly denim bag

Added Aug 27, 2010

by robygiup

Novara, Italy






I’m fond of sewing and also of working with glass beads, expecially the small ones. Here I mixed the two things together!

I made this bag for myself some years ago using a square of denim out of old throusers (I cut it keeping the original sewing border in the middle), I folded it in about three parts to have a long flap in the front and sewn it on the borders using a navy cotton ribbon to cover the edges and to refine all the border of the bag.

Then I stitched all the front fringe using beads of many many colors together with black long beads!!! It took a LONG time!

I realized a butterfly with beads and copper wire (the shape is taken from the manga “Paradise Kiss” by Ai Yazawa. Did anybody read it???) and stitched it to the front flap.

Finally I used a big navy/beige cord as handle: it is kept in place by two ribbon rings so it can be shortened (as handle) or lengthened (as shoulder strap) only doing a knot of the vord itself.

Find more in my blog robygiup.splinder.com

Material Notes

recycled denim, glass beads, copper wire, cord




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Geek, Other, Romantic, Vintage

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    Aug 27, 2010, 02.37 PMby wackyblonde

    This is a sweet bag. I might just copy your wonderful idea. :)

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      Aug 30, 2010, 08.37 AMby robygiup

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it!
      And it is also very functional!

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