As many of you know by now, Peter came over a couple of weeks ago to spend some quality time in the burbs and go over the finer points of fabric waxing. I suggested he bring a project to wax, but he could not think of anything, so I pulled out some black denim (left over from this jacket) and waxed it to show him how it’s done. Then, since I had some waxed fabric lying about, I had to come up with a project for it.
A while back, I came across a canvas lunch bag on Pinterest that was just really cute, and I thought it would work well as a handbag. So, I took my waxed denim, some leather scraps salvaged from a pair of leather trousers from the thrift store, some home dec silk, and a strap left over from a Coach bag that I bought in the 90’s, and made the whole mess into a workable handbag. I intend to eventually get some cotton webbing to use as a strap, but I don’t have any at the moment, so the leather strap will have to do.
I’ve been carrying it around all day, and it’s really comfortable to wear. I love that the inner pockets are configured the way I like them. It is extremely light, which I like as well.