Handmade Burberry


Over seven years ago when I was pregnant with my first I dreamed of owning a Burberry diaper bag. Of course, with a price tag of over $1000, I knew that wasn't going to happen. I am not usually one for designer things, necessarily, but I have always been drawn to the classic Burberry print bags.
So a few months ago while thrift store shopping I came across a Burberry print women's pant suit. It wasn't the Burberry brand, but it had that same classic print I so love. I bought it for $7 and really had no plans for it at the time...just couldn't leave it on the rack there in the store.
So in my craft room it sat until last month, when I finally decided to put that fabric to good use and make myself a large Burberry tote. Big enough to hold diapers, a laptop computer, notebooks, and makeup.


I made friends with the owners of the local leather shop and they let me pick through their leftover scraps to find a leather piece for the bottom and some straps (under $15 for all the leather). They even sewed in the straps for me since my machine isn't nearly heavy duty enough for thick leather.
**note** I did all of this before the layoff. I wouldn't consider spending any money on things of this nature right now**
All in all, I spent under $40 for my very own Burberry bag. It has a magnetic closure and a heavy duty lining.
I am so happy with the final outcome and I even have enough material leftover for a matching wallet.

11 comments:

  1. Awesome! You can take vain comfort in your hair and the ability to wear a mini skirt.

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  2. Too funny Cheryl! I've had that skirt for a long time and hadn't worn it in a couple of years. I looked at those photos and was like "HOLY COW that skirt is SHORT!" Photos help us see things in a different light ;) I immediately went in and changed before we headed out for the day.

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  3. The bag looks great together with the boots!

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  4. Love it - I have been wanting to make a new bag for a while now - I just keep moving the start date. I don't need room for diapers anymore, but I end up with plenty of other items from the kids. :)

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  5. Great job, the way I see it, you've saved $960. You look amazing.

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  6. Love the bag!!! Makes me want to try and sew....but, sadly, first I have to learn how to cut a straight line.

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  7. The burberry rocks. As does your insanely clever self. As does the entire boot story. Heck, tear-jerker plus happy endings.

    A very happy new year to you, Megan!

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  8. That's such a great idea! I love the Burberry print too. Hmm, I'll have to keep my eyes open in my local thrift store.

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  9. So great....isn't it so fulfilling being resourceful? I agree with Cheryl on the skirt and hair...you look great. :)

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  10. you so cute with your new bag.

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  11. I love that bag! What a perfect way to start the New Year.

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