Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bargain find of the week

Here's a cute and unique purse I got from a garage sale for a dollar. I think anybody can make one like this. If you have an old purse or tote, you can put beads, sequins or anything creative to style it. Voila, you will have your own cool customized purse.

The only thing I'm not crazy about is this has weak plastic straps. I can't put a lot of stuff in it because it will not hold. I am used to big purses and I always carry a lot of stuff. But in this one I can only put my wallet, camera, phone, and some makeup. But hey, it's just for a dollar. I should not expect anything more.
Oh I just thought of something! I'm going to look for an old belt and replace the straps on this one to make it more sturdy.
Have fun making your own customized purses and totes.


Yarntangler said...

Aimee, Go back to the thrift store and find some macrame cord to make a new strap. Or better yet, take three or four different colors and types of yarn and or ribbon and using your biggest crochet hook, make two chains the right length. Finish them off with tassels.

aimee said...

Thanks Yarntangler! I'll do that.

♥georgie♥ said...

saw your blog link in the coffee shop on blogger forum i love garage sales and thrift shops...nice find

aynzan said...

This is a beautiful bag.It's a good idea that you want to change the straps.I found your blog throgh the coffee shop.


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