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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Zebra Handbag

Hey Everyone! I was having some fun with an old sheet, an old denim dress and some Heat and Bond. Oh, and a zebra print velvet top and some nylon rope. When I write this out, it sounds like a bad game show.  "What can you make from these objects?" I'm glad that the end result doesn't sound as bad.....

I'm sure that I took photos of the before clothes. But it's, like, 11pm so I am not going to go searching through my memory cards for the photos. Just imagine a very large, dowdy, mid-calf length, 90's style dress and that is what I started with. And, a velvet zebra print, sort of an A shaped plus sized top. Here is the handbag broken down. I used the sheet to line the bag, denim for the outside and the nylon rope for the handles.

I knotted the rope and burned the end so that it won't fray. The straps are held with part of the sleeve from the old dress.

Here is the back side. This bag was inspired by a bag that my mom gave me for my birthday. That bag used cotton rope. I just thought that the nylon felt soft and the ends melt under a flame. I might be a bit of a pyro.....

Lined with a light brown sheet. 100% cotton.

Here is the zebra! Isn't it so cute? I attached it with some Heat and Bond.

The bag. I like the simplicity and I love zebras.


Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

So cute! Loved it! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful post:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Wendy said...

That is cute! Great way to use up old clothes!