Wednesday, November 30, 2016

From Baking (well an Apron) to Bucket Bag!

Why does everything get so busy the second fall hits?!? I sure don't know but I haven't touched my sewing machine in WAY to long. Anyhoo it was time to get back in the swing of things. I have made a few purses in the past but somehow never managed to keep one for myself!


I started with a worn out and torn leather jacket and this oh so cute apron. I almost wanted to keep the apron, but since I never wear the numerous ones that I already own I decided that this was a better idea.


I constructed a pattern and made quick work of cutting the pieces to fit.


I decided to use the pattern fabric behind the draw string to not wear on the leather and to add a pop of color to the top of the bag.


Body of the bag completed! From there I decided to add the special touches! 


I decided to line it with a bright red and use the apron ties on the cross body strap. I also decided to add tassels on the draw strings for the top of the bag!



Completed! I am super happy with this bag and am thinking of making an embellished jacket next! Till next time stay creative and happy refashioning!

10 comments:

RanchHouse said...

No way!!! This is boutique sharp. Such an inspiration.

Saga said...

Beautiful! I would have never guessed its origins.

Saga - EOD

whatthesew said...

That apron fabric was too good to stay indoors. Wonderful transformation.

Scratch and Stitch said...

This is awesome!! I love the way it turned out and your finishing techniques look quality. Nice concept to completion :)

alyrocco said...

Definitely a high quality looking bag. Well done!

Maria said...

If there's any material left, you could make a coordinating wallet or coin purse to have a complete set. Love!

Stef Weidert said...

Thank you to everyone for your kind comments! I am so happy that everyone is so pleased with my creation! Maria I love your suggestion to make a wallet! Great idea! Thanks again everyone!

Queen Of Rods said...

Wow...another awesome handbag creation! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity. I'm still staring at the doilies from you and trying to draw some inspiration :)

Jennie said...

This is incredible! I'm in awe of your skills.

Amy Bean said...

wow! you have an amazing eye for creativity and fashion. aaaand i just looked through all of your posts! you are an inspiration.