This is my self-drafted, put together bag which is a homage to Edson Raupp. The bag is made from a man's jacket - the front of the bag is from the 2 front jacket panels and the flap is made from the sleeve.
On the back I took the front lapels and stitched them together and added a fake handkerchief from the material I used for the lining and straps. I wanted to give the bag a more feminine look.
Edson Raupp is an ingenious designer who saw the potential in recycling men's suits, bought from charity shops in London, and turning them into hardwearing and very useable unisex bags. I first came across his bags on a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum shop in London. I was intrigued with the design and decided to have a go at making one for myself. First, take one man's no longer required jacket! I found mine in a Marks and Spencer Outlet. They have a great clearance sale and this jacket - brand new - was Â£9! This is cheaper than the used jackets found in charity shops. Take one seam ripper .....
If you want to know more about how I made this bag then please check out my blog for details.