£1.20 Trench Coat to Cool Cross Body Tote Bag
£1.20 Trench Coat to Cool Cross Body Tote BagThis was an experiment for my show at Shugborough Stafford. I wanted a cross body tote bag with a few extras. I chose this amazing soft tan jacket for the chop. It was a bargain of the century and cost me literally £1.20, after cleaning and deconstructing it I set about making the biggest bag I could from the jacket. Apart from when I get a brief from my customers I do always try and get the biggest size possible from the jacket, my motto is if you’re going to have a bag it may as well be a big one !
A vintage Ted baker shirt became the lining for this cross body tote bag and as usual I added various useful pockets inside and keeping the original shirt buttons etc.
The grab handles taken from the sleeve cuffs and the and cross body strap from the original jacket belt, this can change the use of the bag dramatically. Fab for weekend away or a good days shopping. The finished cross body tote bag approximately 20″ wide and 17″ high.
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