Yay! I am really excited how this weeks re-style turned out. If you are just tuning in I am part of Project Re-Style. Fifty Two weeks of re-styling something you have that is old and turning into something new and exciting. You can find out all the info if you click on the picture.
This is a purse I found at this Wonderful Vintage store, for the whopping price of $5.00. I loved the shape of it, but when I got it home and wore it for a day the straps were uncomfortable and I thought they were to long. The bag also lacked something to keep it closed. I wanted shorter straps. UMMMM how to fix this? Well once again lying in bed, justtttt about to fall asleep and WHAM! the idea hit me. I had and chain belt that was about 8, 9 years old, lol , just hanging in my closet waiting to be re-purposed. The next morning I began the Re-Styling process. Now I am not going to lie, this one took me a little longer to get the way I wanted. But the new Purse made it to the finish line.
And here is how I did it.
|Old Belt, Purse, Needle Nose Pliers.|
|Ribbon of your choice|
First I took the big ring off the end of the Belt.
I will save that for another project.
I carefully cut off the straps,
also saving them also for another project.
I attached the end of the belt
where the old straps were.
I threaded the chain through the straps like this.
Hooked the end like this.
Now it looks like this.
Now just lace your ribbon through the chain.
I cut one long piece folded it in half
and started at one end.
Then I tied A bow at the end.
This took me about twenty tries.
I also re-threaded the ribbon about four times
to get it to look the way I wanted.
So you might have to play with it a little.
And here it is, my New Purse.
I wore it today and it worked great!
YAY!!! 4 down 48 to go .
As I said before, I am trying to do one every Monday.
Everyone have a Super Night.