I hope I don’t get arrested for this.
A bunch of my tennis friends have Hardware by Renee purses. I examined Jeanie’s last week after tennis and decided that I could make my own.
This is the one Jeannie has:
I decided to make a version of this purse.
I sketched and measured and then set off to the fabric store to buy supplies. I love my Mr. SP and how he readily volunteers to help with my projects. When I got home with the vinyl and upholstery tacks, he then set off for the hardware store to purchase grommets, wire, rivets, and snaps. We were then all set to make a purse.
Last Sunday we cut out the base, sanded it, and stained it. I cut out the vinyl for the sides and the project stopped there for the week.
The weekend is here – back to work! I hemmed the sides of the vinyl and assembled all of the “stuff” that we needed.
I carefully measured the base and then sewed the pieces together.
Yeah! It fits!
We then made holes for the grommets.
I used Mr. SP’s big vise to close each grommet.
We then added two snaps.
I then glued the bottom of the purse to the wooden base.
After the glue dried, I nailed upholstery tacks through the vinyl to the base.
Mr. SP made the handles.
I like it!
I’m sharing my project for Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch and for DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land.
This is my favorite March DYI project, so I’m also sharing it at Tracy’s Beneath My Heart.