Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Altered Canvas Bag

Altered Bag Accessorize
I have started to alter the bag I got from the carboot on Monday. I couldn’t believe it when I found that the straps actually come off, making working on them so much easier, how brilliant is that?
Altered bag Accesorize 1
I had a look in my ribbon box and found  this red polka dot grosgrain ribbon which is just perfect. I have glued it onto the bag with heavy duty PVA, turning over the ends so they don’t fray.  I know I could have sewn on the ribbon, but that’s not my style, too slow! And as this bag is a bit of fun, I am not planning on its longevity or durability!
Accessorize Altered bag
I was going to get a set of Accessorize pin badges (£3 for 4) to embellish it until Lisa pointed out that I could make my own ….doh,  I’d forgotten about my badge maker,…… so that’s my next job!

3 comments:

Bubbles said...

All bow to heavy duty PVA (and the hot glue gun too *lol*)... much as I love stitching onto layouts, I NEVER do any other sewing if I can help it these days :)
The bag is looking great already :)

simplyvintage said...

Can't wait to see the finished result. I really enjoy seeing all the projects you do - they all look so brilliant! xxx

Jenny said...

Looking good! Can't wait to see the badges :)