Type of item: Accessory
Style: Whimsical, Casual, Eco-Friendly, Hipster, Funky
Harley Davidson blue jeans, silk ribbon, embroidery floss, batik, magentic snap, leather purse handle, thread, fusible fleese
What was your inspiration?
I wanted a new handbag and had a pair of my husband's old jeans asking to be recycled into somthing fun. I also had been wanting to try my hand at ribbon embroidery. What better place to embroidery then on a pair of jeans. Made me remember my jeans during my teenage years in the 70s. Okay, the embroidery then was more peace signs and such, but I think my flowers on the handbag turned out nicely and the leather purse handles really adds to the bag. I found it to be an easy bag to make.
What are you most proud of?
I like the how the finish product looks.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Find a handbag pattern you like and modify it to fit your needs.