Friday, April 08, 2016

Leather Fringe Purse

Recently I have been doing a lot of sewing for friends and this is no exception. Several weeks back a friend and I were shopping at a department store and she remarked how much she liked a suede fringe purse. It was the prefect size and had the rock and roll feel that she wanted, but we were both in sticker shock when we looked at the price. I had been planning on doing a fringe bag for myself, but haven't quite decided what I wanted so I jumped at the chance of making one for someone else in the meantime.  

This project was exceptionally fulfilling because I had everything on hand besides the hardware which was purchased at an amazing discount because my significant other works at a hardware store.

 I had the perfect piece of leather to work with from the back of a coat I have used on several smaller projects, and the lining was from a pair of pants that I turned into shorts last summer. 

She is absolutely over the moon with her new purse and I am quite pleased with how it turned out. There are a few aspects that I will change if I ever remake this project, but for being my most in-depth leather project so far I think it turned out well.  For a more in depth look at my process take a look at my blog! Until next time happy refashioning and stay creative!


Monique Reinds said...

Wow can't believe how creative you are!
Your friend is a lucky one with that purse :)

Chickie Walsh said...

Love it!

Andrea said...

So. Frickin. Cool. Love how it turned out and am always impressed with people who make amazing things with leather...especially if its recycled ;)

Andrea EOD

Stef Weidert said...

Monique thank you for such kind words! She is ecstatic and already wants another! Chickie as always thank you I love hearing your feedback!! Andrea you're too kind! I love recycling anything especially outdated, but high quality garments!

Amy Jo said...

Wow...I'm impressed! Great job!