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5 Unique Bag and Purse Design Inspirations

Simple DIY projects perfect for craft makers of all ages

Women have always loved a good accessory to complement their wardrobe. In fact, according to Accessory Heaven, women in the United Kingdom own at least six handbags, whilst Australians have an average of 10. If you’re one of those who would like to expand their collection, here are five unique bags and purse that are worth adding to your accessory line.










1. The Peacekeeper Handbag ($85.00)
This black James Priatt handbag is made from full leather. The handle, which was modeled after brass knuckles, is actually made from a soft polyurethane material that fits perfectly in a woman’s hand.

If you want to try creating your own version, you can start with using canvass as your bag material and rings instead of brass knuckles for your handle.








2. M&S Collection Leather Weave Design Flap Bucket Bag ($126.82)
Marks & Spencer‘s shoulder bag has a unique shape with multiple compartments that trend-setters would surely find useful. Its distinctive woven pattern makes it one of a kind find for those who are looking for a classy, but trendy bag.

For the more experienced crafters, you can try to create your own version of the bag by using acrylic instead of leather. Experiment with colors and other patterns to create your unique bucket shaped bag.














3. Rosette Handbag ($19.50)
The handcrafted silk-satin rose handbag from Red Blossom is perfect for any occasion. Although the main compartment is small, it still has enough space to hold important id’s, your smartphone and money.

Craft lovers would love to fabricate their bigger version of this wristlet. You can start using basic shapes like rectangles and squares for the base. Then create your own stitched design or buy an appliqué that you can attach to your creation.












4. Dog Shaped Leather Coin/Change Purse, Wristlet ($16.99)
Only available online, the BP Leathercoin purse has 3D dog designs, which is perfect for pet lovers.

If you want to give your child a special gift, you can create a coin purse made of canvass. And use an acrylic to paint those cute 3D patterns.











5. Keyboard Handbag ($166.86)
Portugal based designer Joao Sabino manufactured head-turning masterpieces using 393-square buttons from computer keyboards. The purse comes in four colors, red, white, black and blue.

Using an old keyboard, you can take out each letter and glue them on your old bag and make sure to cover all spaces accordingly to mimic this creative bag.

Vintage finds being reincarnated into new finds!

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20120901-165445.jpgthis is what you can also make with cool vintage fabric and buttons! Super cute little wristlet bags for little girls and teens!

The fabric was newly purchased by me from my favorite local fabric store. Crossroads in Watsonville.
This is 100% vintage never used polyester fabric from the early 60’s! The buttons are from a previous flea market excursion! Lined with vintage fleece! Love it!

Scrappy bags!

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20120814-144214.jpgold wool pants, vintage buttons, vintage flannel and zippers= cute zipper pouches! It’s fun to upcycle! 🙂

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I just finished these two bags! These are already claimed! BUT…………..I will be making more!
The handles are leather and USA made. These are the ones I get from the ladies of Homestead Heirloom LLC. Got them a few years back at the Knitting Expo and have been waiting for the right project to use them! They are not cheap so I did not want to waste them on just any bag style!

I used upholstery fabric for the exterior and used a fun whimsical cotton patterned fabric for the interiors. Vintage buttons for the the top front flap for the exterior pocket which has a magnetic closure. Two open rear exterior pockets and on the inside, a cellphone pocket, one roomy pocket and a pen slot!

These bags are  10″ Tall x 11 Wide x 3.5″ Deep

If your interested in one (above fabrics might no longer be available due to limited quantities), please email me!!

These will retail for $140 with leather handles and $98 with fabric strap handles