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!

2 comments:

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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