|I want to show how easy to alter a RTW bag. It took only a 45 minutes from start to finish!
I had liked this $1 bag from a charity shop because it was soft and a good match to my evening wear. But it was too flashy and big, more like a shopping bag. It was obvious, however, it could be very easy to alter it.
Here what I used for the project (all from my stash):
-a spool of Gutermann upholstery thread ;
-a bobbin with two polyester threads to add durability;
-a 4$ specialty foot for stitching leather, vinyl and etc.;
-Schmetz N.100 leather needle.
photo of accessories
Here is how it was done:
1. To start with, the bottom of the bag was cut off here
2. then the same amount was cut off the lining.
4. The bag is turned inside out, and the bottom of the body is stitched up wrong sides together. here
5. First only the sides and round part of the bottom of the lining was stitches up, again wrong sides together. Then through the remaining unstitched part of the lining the bag was turned out. I creased using my fingers the unstitched portion of the lining and edge stitched it. lining
Here is a beautiful bag to take to any venue: