creative people of the world!!! Get inspiration here on how
to modify or beautify your bags. Do not throw away those un-loved
bags you have not used in years but use them to show your
creative flair and modify them accordingly: if you need to
cover a destroyed part, or simply want to re-fresh their image.
Personally I do not remember to have thrown away any bag as
I always chose to modify or replace the destroyed part. Nothing
is too difficult and I always enjoyed this kind of process:
are the handles worn and embarrassed to walk with such handles
- replace them with thick chain handles you can purchase online.
Is the bag having a small destroyed part? You can always cover
that part with small appliqué you can also find online.
you need to beautify a bag which you feel is too simple? Nothing
easier: iron on Swarovski appliqué, the way I did on
the bags you can see here. I first purchased the turquoise
suede leather bag in Ibiza for which I paid some 20 euros:
I never like that it was too simple and just 'stayed there'
in the corner without being used. I also purchased the pink
suede leather bag with fringes from TKMaxx and although I
used it a bit as it matches a pair of boots with fringes,
I was never really happy with it's appearance. The turning
point was when I purchased the white and red leather bags
in Piazza della Republica in Florence for under 50 euros when
I realised I can work my magic on all four bags. I purchased
from ebay the strings of Swarovski crystals which are sold
my mart and in the width that you like the most, in a huge
variety of colours, then I purchased the iron on crowns (2
were used on a pair of shoes - check the video from How
to modify your shoes). The process involved ironing these
items on my bags as the heat acts as an adhesive: you might
have to iron them several times until you are happy with the
final process. Should some bits not stick to your bags or
shoes, you can always apply some E6000 glue - at least this
is what I do!!!
am pretty happy with the final process and I cannot wait for
the summer to arrive and start giving them the justice they
deserve and to be worn around.
for items presented here:
ebay applique iron on from http://www.ebay.co.uk
pink fringe bag from http://www.tkmaxx.com