I made a purse! In my mind, this would be really easy - gut it out and done. However, it turned out to be a bit more challenging than I expected. My lovely boyfriend helped me with some of the logistics and with running some of the tools. Rather than try to explain it, I'll just go to the after pictures:
|Shoulder bag- holds business cards nicely.|
Also credit cards and cash.
|And it's adjustable - crossbody size here.|
|I found a weird belt at a thrift store that I re-fashioned into the strap.|
|After gutting it, I lined it with some neoprene scraps to cover ragged edges.|
|The hardware to hold the strap was the only thing I had to buy new.|
|Sadly, I had to take off the NKOTB sticker to get it apart and alter it.|
|But 1989 Nichelle remains.|
|A secret compartment - originally for the batteries.|
Now it's great for rolled up bills, spare change, or keys.
|The buttons had to be glued in place, but the orange "pause" still moves.|
|Full view of the purse.|
|It opens and closes manually with this tab. Definitely stays closed securely.|
|The strap is even removable, so a ribbon can be added|
to make it into a walkman wristlet.