Monday, January 7, 2013

Burlap Coffee Sack Purse

 I've been having fun making accessories for myself lately. I find I enjoy wearing things that I made very much, but since I can't sew my own clothes, purses and jewelry are next best thing!
Do you remember the last post where I showed you some pics of burlap  coffee sacks from Sweet Salvage??
Well this is what I did with one!! My friend Cindy (who lives in Texas) visited me last year and had the coolest bag made from a coffee sack. I fell in love and decided since I couldn't buy one from the designer of Cindy's bag, I would make my own!! 


 Since I wear neutrals 75% of the time, I wanted it to be neutral as well, so I added this pretty black and cream damask to the back and one side of the handle.


 And to give it a little bit more personality, I used a pretty aqua blue and brown print for the lining and floral print for the pockets.


The leather fringe came from Ebay and it's a good thing the vendor had more than one yard, because I had to order a second yard after my sweet little piggy of a Corgi ate the first yard!!
I used some of my stash of vintage lace around the edges and the top and finished  off the top edge with a cool black trim from Hobby Lobby.

The finishing touch was a flower pin made from an old scarf, cheesecloth and vintage bling!!
I'm really happy with the way it turned out, since I did not use a pattern and just kind of winged it!!!

btw... I did just notice that my watermark still has 2012 on it!! LOL! I guess I better fix that.... next time!!!! (you understand.)

32 comments:

Debby said...

That is just the cutest purse ever. I love all your special touches.

Marilou Bain said...

Love it Karen, great job!
Hugs and Happy New Year!
Love ya, Marilou

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That is such a cute purse! you did a great job. I love carrying a unique purse. So much more interesting than the regular name brand ones everyone carries :)

Sherry said...

I'm so impressed...just winging it and you came up with this!! Totally inspiring...and I'm chuckling about the 2012...mostly I worry about that on what I'm filling in the date for -- never thought about watermarks and other things that are "set"!

bobbie said...

How wonderful!!! I love the "inside touches"!

missy said...

My DH and I run a cafe and this bag is perfection for me. I have quite a few coffee burlap bags so maybe one day I will buckle down and do something with them. You are a very talented lady.

Judy McCarthy said...

Love your purse too!
Isn't it good to make practical things for yourself you just can't buy!

Createology said...

Fabulous TRES CHIC bag. Love all the elements you put together. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

Stasa Lynn said...

Super cute purse! Job well done....

Happy New Year Karen

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Totally awesome, Karen! I just LOVE your bag. Making at least one bag is on my to-do list for this year too.
Have a happy and creative New Year!
Hugs,
Julia

Myszka said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!! Love it!

gracie said...

Love it!

Ellen said...

Wowwww Karen, awesome!!!!!

Hugs,
Ellen

morkaren said...

Hvor er den blevet flot, jeg har selv syet mange tasker, jeg er sikker på du sagtens kan sy dit tøj selv, du er så talentfuld. knus morkaren.

The English Romantic said...

Love it Karen!!

Elisabeth said...

What a fantastic purse!! So creative. :)

Sandra Kaye said...

Tis a very lovely bag indeed my dear :):)

Brooke Kroeger said...

That is just beautiful! I am inspired to go make something... lol.. after all the Christmas mess is finally put away!

God bless....Brooke
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Thanks for sharing!
God bless....Brooke

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Kelly_Deal said...

Oh my! I love this purse! It's one of the coolest purses I have ever seen!

Missy George said...

Adorable Karen..My step daughter makes them out of old grain/feed bags..

My Grama's Soul said...

Hopefully everything came out O.K. in "The End" for your Corgi....(no pun intended).......cute, cute bag.

xo

Jo

Sumaya Warwick said...

Just adorable! I love it!

Erika said...

I LOVE it!! you should think about making these to sell, I would definitely buy one or two..
~Erika

Marlynne said...

So Neat! It will be so fun to carry that purse! And I bet you could make your own stylish clothes. Among all your friends I bet there is one that could get you going on that project!

pysseltanten said...

Looks absolutely lovely!
Hugs Git

Cottage Rose said...


I so love your purse... it is just beautiful and the fabric you used inside is gorgeous.... great job....

Hugs;
Alaura

Eileen said...

This purse is PERFECT! Everyone will want you to make them one ♥

vicki said...

Just wow--- this is SO you Karen!! The purse is absolutely gorgeous and I can just see you stepping out with this on your shoulder! That's quite a story about your doggie-- hope he didn't get too bad of a belly ache!
Vicki

Gabriela said...

Gorgeous purse!!!!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

Hi Karen!

This is such a great looking bag...who'd a thunk it, a flour sack.....you did a fabulous job.
I'm sure it looks great on you, you'll have to show us a pose.


Ciao Bella
Carmelina
XO

savethephotos said...

Are you selling? If so let me know!
Thanks!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

love your blog and just liked your facebook page....I'm following....

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