Bag refashioning for gifts

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Blog readers may remember my doily refashioned clutch bag:

I thought it might be a nice idea to customise bags as gifts for my friends birthdays, rather than buying new 'stuff'. In similar style to my clutch bag, I used doilys with bits and pieces from my sewing box to make plain handbags look prettier. Now the gifts have found their way to my friends' homes, I can blog about them...

Savers helped me out with a doily and handbags:

I used an unused necklace (also in above picture), buttons, scraps of fabric and cut up the doily to recreate as follows:

Quite simple really, but as one of my friend said 'I love it 'cause no one else will have it!' which is great to hear!


denise honan said...

yes amazing things can be created with old fabrics , buttons and embroidered pieces . Some basic sewing , bit of imagination and creative flair and hey presto ! a new , unique outfit awaits the clever creator.

Erica Louise said...

Thanks for reading Denise, that is so true!

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