Handbags from repurposed fabric

Mmm… hand-me-down tablecloths, bedsheets and the like make lovely handbags, especially if you like a vintage touch. Herewith a seletion of bags I made, most have details like inner pocket or magnetic closure snaps.

Blue curtains with white hand-painted shrimps. Magnetic snap.

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Jade coloured cotton, bamboo handles, pink painted bamboo leaves, custom-made pink polymer clay button.

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Messenger bag from kitchen curtains. Inner pocket, magnetic snap closure.

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Japanese inspired spring bag from wool felt and cotton scraps. Wooden handle. Inner pocket with zipper.

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Handbag made from my grey (design graduation show exhibit) cloth. Painted orange leaves. Magnetic closure snap.

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Tote made from a wide-flaired trouser leg. Inner pocket. Magnetic snap closure.

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Small bag from vintage fabric (70’s?) bought at an outlet in Groningen.

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I drew up my own patterns, except for the first and last designs, which pattern I found in this book.

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http://www.chapitre.com/CHAPITRE/fr/BOOK/seigle-caroline/l-affaire-est-dans-le-sac,664782.aspx

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2 comments

  1. wow – the same way I make purses! Got one on the table now from a little girl’s jeans shorts (size 18 months, I think). I love reusing stuff to make something else!

  2. Oh that will be the cutest hand-bag!

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