A beautiful rigid handbag, it's vaguely reminiscent a LUNCH BOX..with a manga pattern exteriorly and a soft grey interior...
I bought a rigid box (similar lunch box) with handle and opening clip.
- BASE : 25.4 CM
- HEIGHT : 19.7 CM
- DEPTH : 10 CM
I made some paper-models on the inside of the purse.
I got the gray fabric (plaid) and I cut following paper-models (remember to add about 2 cm at the edges).
I added a pocket inside the dimensions are 3 CM X 1.5 CM (1.5 cm folded 'cause I insert the elastic in the upper border of the pocket)
I made two triangles to sticking to the sides of my lining grey fabric that proves the opening of 7 cm (in the middle).
The measures of my triangle is
BASE: 13 CM
CENTER: 7 CM
up to zero (LIKE A PIZZA'S SLICE)
I sewed my triangles and I glued with fabric glue the inside fabric (LEAVE ABOUT 1.5 CM ON THE HIGH SIDES - NO GLUE)
I made other paper-models for the exterior of the handbag and following these I cut, first a thin foam rubber and then my outer fabric (leaving 2 cm from the edges).
I stitched along the folds of the bag on the 2 cm border that I left previously of all sides.
On the curves of the handbag remember to bend the longer side under the shorter; And sewn above the folded rectangles to hide the joints.
I sewed the pieces of leather around the handle and around the opening clips.
And this is the result
I cut 2 strips about 3 CM X 126 CM
I folded inward 1 cm each side and I sewed all.
I added a small leather buckle and I secured it to the bag with a little square leather sewed.
GLUE ALL on the rigid handbag!
All the edges will "disappear" under the internal fabric (see pt.3)
Finally I added a ribbon / cockade that I made with this instruction (http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/rosette_ribbon_brooches)
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