This was a piece that the fabulous Karen sent my way that I featured just a few days ago - (Refresher HERE) that ended up looking like this...
However, part of what I was left with was this...
Loved all the bead trim, so I had a thought of what to make these into...
I began by pinning the edges together, using the black design as my guide.
I didn't want the pouch to be open on top, so I grabbed some more leftovers!! I took some black fabric that was trimmed from a piece to use as a flap.
I trimmed a chunk from it and pinned the edges of the black material to the back side of the purse material, right side facing right side. This is going to make it super easy to flip over.
Once the black material was pinned, I stitched this in place and sewed the two satchel edges together.
I decided to make the black material into a triangle flap, so I pinned the edges to create a new seam and stitched this down next.
We're almost there!! I took some of the same ribbon I used for the halter top to prepare a strap. Not just any strap...a braided strap!! I tied a knot...
...and refreshed my friendship bracelet-making skills!!
I think I'm going to break out some of the old fb's and make some new ones to layer on my wrist!! This was too much fun! Once my braided strap was complete, I tied the other end and affixed to my satchel! (I hand stitched it in place, but you could always use safety pins to switch out straps!)
I wanted to add a little more character to the piece, as well as a little bit of weight to the flap, so I played with a bunch of gold buttons to see which would work best.
I couldn't decide, so I went with three of them! I safety pinned these in place...
...so they can be removed/changed/substituted. My bag was now complete!!
The fabric for this is a little thin, so I used it to tote my hoodie in. However, use the same method for thicker material...then you can carry anything!!
I love the pop of color - such a fun little piece to have on my hip!!
Hope everyone had a most lovely weekend!!