Monday, June 21, 2010

Altered Straw Purse Tutorial

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I am currently waiting to board a plane bound for Colorado and the photoshoot for my book! I will be blogging from the road and have all kinds of things to share but today I have a quick and easy tutorial to start the week.

I frequent the Target dollar section and right now they have a whole bunch of kids straw bags for cheap. At first I passed them by because they were too small for a beach bag but then I got to thinking- with a couple of changes they would make a great little handbag!


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I had an old pleather jacket (yes pleather- from my college days) that was really beat up and perfect to use to create leather looking applique leaves to embellish the bag.


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I cut out leaf shaped pieces...


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that I backed with paper for stability and then stitched the surface to look like leaves.


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Once the surface of my leaves were done, I hand sewed the leaves to the surface of the bag- time consuming but a perfect project to work on lounging on the couch watching a movie :)


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I have a variety of purse handles and I picked a wooden set that would match my bag.


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Next I cut the straw handles off the straw bag.


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and then used the straw pieces to sew the wooden handles on,


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by hand.


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And there you have it- an EASY and CHEAP straw purse!!
(This might be one of my favorite purse projects so far- so simple and chic!)


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