Staying on top of the fashion trends doesn’t have to be expensive. You can always look chic and fabulous while wearing thrift and reworked clothes. You don’t even have to be scared of wearing the same shirt when you go out of the house.
This is the same way with bags.
Instead of purchasing a new handbag, you can always make one for yourself. All you need is an old shirt or jeans and a sewing machine. You don’t believe me?
Well, Ire Heart Crafting from YouTube shared how she made a handbag using her old jeans!
Bags are more than just a tool to help you store your individual possession. It is part of your whole style. You mix and match your clothes, the same way you pair your bags to your outfit.
Bags as fashion statements
From the early days until today, bags are still a fashion icon. There are hundreds of styles and colors you can choose from that it’s almost impossible to get bored. Some bags look very basic while others are very elegant and luxurious. Some bags are made with luxurious materials while others simple but beautiful designs.
No matter what the styles and materials are, handbags help you complete your look.
Thanks to the Internet, purchasing a handbag is easier than ever before. Most online retailers have a wide selection of bags. Simply search online for the name and style, choose among the selections and click the checkout button.
Online handbag stores are made of high-quality materials and offer a variety of great styles. You can easily browse the store’s website to find the style that fits your personality and function. If you are unsure, you can spend hours browsing all the available designs.
But, buying a handbag doesn’t have to cost you money. You can always create your own.
Ire Heart Crafting shared her tutorial on how to create a handbag using old jeans. Here are the materials you need:
- 1 old jeans
- sewing machine
- circular plate
- fusible fleece
The first step is to cut the bottom of the jeans and open it.
The second step is to place the circular plate above the jeans and trace it on the jeans.
The third step is to cut the circular shape and attach the pocket on top as a design.
Then you will sew the design on to the circular shape of the fabric and press it using an iron
Fourth step, using a white cloth or fusible fleece to create another circular shape and sew it into the denim cloth.
Once you are done sewing the white fabric as the inner layer of the bag, flip it to reveal the denim cloth.
The fifth step, using the remaining cloth from the jeans, you will create the strap of the bag.
Create the strap of the bag by drawing a rectangle.
Once you are able to create the strap, you are now to create the base.
Draw a rectangle that is about 2 inches x 24 inches on the denim jeans and the fusible fleece. Sew them again like the design of the bag. Clip it at the edge of the bag and start sewing the edges to create a base.
You finally have your DIY handbag!
See, you don’t have to waste a lot of money to have a chic and fashionable handbag.
Watch the detailed video below!
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