Bag Hardware 3/20/2017 12:08:00 PM
Are you or someone you love a designer handbag enthusiast? Do you sometimes find yourself staring at bags you see in magazines, or even on someone's shoulder in the grocery store wondering how to recreate that bag? Then the Handmade Couture series is for you. We pick a designer bag and tell you how to recreate it using available sewing patterns, materials and hardware. You can have the same look, but make it totally "you" and for a fraction of the cost. When you sew your own bag you know exactly what is going into the bag and can add or modify features to suit your preferences. Today, we are going to show you how to recreate this Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere Bag:
Pattern + Hardware + Fabric = Handmade Couture
The Swoon Blanche Barrel Bag is the perfect stand in for the LV Speedy:
Hardware:Blanche isn't a bag that requires a lot of hardware, but as well all know, some thoughtfully placed hardware can take a bag from simple to chic in no time flat. Here's what you need:
(4) 3/4" Rectangle Rings
(2) 3/4' D-rings:
How about swapping out the leather tag on the Speedy for a metal hanging tag:
Fabric:Instead of the LV monographed leather, why not try an embossed faux leather to get the same look without the LV name. Like this Poppy patterned embossed faux vinyl that is available from Etsy here:
Another great option for this bag would be a tweed, or similiar fabric with texture, like this availble here:
Photos and content provided and written for Emmaline Bags by Cyndi Farfsing, from The Nosy Pepper. Cyndi's blog is chock is full of more bag photos and make making tips. Check out her bag series "It's in the Bag! Better Bag Making Series," to learn a ton of new bag making skills.
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