Friday, April 1, 2011

Feature Friday: WobiSobi

Hey Everyone, My name is Anne and I live over at Wobisobi. Kaysi was so sweet and asked me to do a guest post here at her wonderful blog house, and of course I said, absolutely, positively, Yes, I most certainly will. This also happens to be my 4 month old blog Birthday, YAY!!!!, and is one of my very first Guest post.:0, what a great 4 month old blog Birthday present.
My Blog, Wobisobi, is kind of a style~ craft~remake~ Re-Style, Kind of place. I love easy, stylish, and inexpensive. I also love Kaysi's Blog~ Keeping it Simple~ because I like to keep things simple too. I was so thrilled and excited when she asked me to come and share one of my Ideas with you today.
I am going to share with you a Brown leather clutch I made. I wanted to make it, because I did not want to spend $200.00 for it.
(kids need lunch money:)
I have been eying this over sized Leather clutch for about 2 months. Then one day when I was in the attic, and I saw my Husbands old brown leather bomber jacket, just hanging out~ doing nothing. Ding!~ Light bulb~Wow!, I could use this to make the clutch I want, (Squeal with excitement.) I ran down stairs and asked K if I could have it and he said... YES!
So,I turned it into what is now my most favorite, clutch purse.

Here are a few of my inspirations.

I love the size and how minimalistic it looks,

and I am going to show you how easy it is to make.


Things you need

1. Leather~ for the size purse you want.

2. Sewing Machine

3. Some material for the inside lining of the purse, I used the lining of the jacket. It had the words Paris Written on it, so I thought~ Perfection.

3. Scissors

4. Zipper( I used the zipper from the jacket.)
5. Patience and about an hour.

1. I cut out the back part of my jacket and made it so it would fit size of the zipper that I ripped out from the front of the jacket.

2. Here are some awesome instructions for sewing a zipper in something, from wonderful blog

this tutorial made zipper sewing so much less scary for me.

3. After I put in the zipper, I turned the purse inside out and stitched the sides together~ I left the zipper open, so I could turn it right side out.

4. Then I cut the lining from the inside of my jacket,the same size as the purse, folded it right sides together and hemmed the top, then I stitched the sides.

5.After that, I placed the lining inside the purse and stitched the lining to the purse, at the top.

Now I am not an expert seamstress, I only know the basics, and I am sure there is a better way to do this. This is just the way I did it:)

And that is it, you are all done!

A free bag for me, and the kids can still eat lunch. YES!

The lining is my favorite.

Thank you so much Kaysi for letting me come over to your blog, to share.
You're a Wonderful Host.

Have a Beautiful Day Everyone!!

Isn't that so awesome!! I also love the lining! Thanks Anne for the wonderful tutorial!

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Karen said...

Wow! That is so cool:) Love that she used leather from an old jacket! Way to repurpose. Great post!!

poindextr said...

It's awesome - what a fabulous leather recycle! Love the lining too, and of course the little tassel :)

Amber said...

great idea! thank you for sharing, and I love your illustrations. they really do make it a little easier to understand!!