DIY clear/solid lunch bag/handbag
This lunch bag turned handbag project is inspired by Jil Sander FW12 leather lunch bag designs. I love the idea of recreating the classic folded paper bag in a high end accessory, but here at Boat People, nothing’s high end except ideas, and everything is handmade and affordable. I loved the final result so much I decided to keep it an everyday handbag instead of just a lunch bag. You can also do the same with pleather, which gives it more of a winter look.
-95 cm x 41 cm of either leather, pleather or transparent PU (the same your mom used to protect her wood table
-Epoxy glue and tooth picks
-Pen, cardboard, scissors
With sand paper, roughen 2 cm wide all along the 41 cm extremity (one side top and one side bottom) so the epoxy glue with catch well. Fold your rectangle on the width like on the following image, juxtaposing your roughen sides together. This will make a 42,5 x 41 cm rectangle.
Start by roughening the edges with the sand paper, then with the epoxy, fix the four panels together, like you would with a wrapping paper. The cardboard will help you keep everything in place and give the bag it’s shape, but you don’t want to keep it there, so be careful not to glue it :)