May 21, 2013

D I Y / Clear Bag With Copper Handles

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Put a copper plumbing tube and a bit of plastic together and you'll get a bag!
A nice clear rectangle with copper handles, a combination of two of my absolute favorite materials.
Have fun making one and don't forget to show me a snapshot on instagram!

/ two copper tubes
/ plastic
/ sewing machine or needle and thread

01/ Take measurements. Decide how large you want your bag to be. Mine was 40cm (width) x 30cm (height).
Because plastic seams can rip easily, I decided not to put a seam on the bottom. So instead of cutting two rectangles of 40cm x 30cm,
cut one large rectangle of 40 cm x 60cm and fold it in half, don't forget to add a few centimeters for the tubes, the final measurements of the plastic would be approximately 40cm x 65cm.
02/ Fold the plastic in half and cut out a square in the middle, where your hand is going to go through.
03/ Fold over the four flaps left on the top and sew creating four 'loops' where the tubes will go through. Make sure they are tight enough so that the tubes won't slip out.
04/ Close the bag with a seam on each side, not making it go all the way up to leave a bit of room to open and close the bag.
05/ Put the tubes through the loops (don't worry about their weight, they are actually super light!) and it's finished!

89 comments:

www.glamour-blog.com said...

Fabulous idea!!

whatkrissy didnext said...

SUCH A GREAT IDEA!
http://whatkrissydidnext.wordpress.com/

Eva (Creativity and Chocolate) said...

Wederom een geweldig idee! Wat ik me afvroeg, waar vind jij dat PVC. Ik ben er al een poosje naar op zoek maar ik kan het dus echt nergens vinden :( xx
www.creativityandchocolate.com

Fanny said...

great.

Fanny

TheClosetOpener said...

Wow. I have always wanted to own a clear bag. I attempted doing something like that a few days ago, but I used the clear plastic that you use to wrap books. It didn't turn out very well, mainly because I had to hand sew it since my sewing machine was broken. But I can see that yours have turned out so professionally done and makes it look very expensive.

Jint vdB said...

So nice! I can't find that kind of plastic neither!
Dutch people know a place?
xx
www.vanilla-andvelvet.blogspot.nl

sassyshann said...

You should be a designer already. There's not one of your DIYs I haven't fallen in love with.


sassyshann

leopardheels said...

fantastic idea:)

www.leopardheels.blogspot.co.uk

Max said...

Really creative, I like it!

Vanes said...

this is the best DIY tutorial I´ve seen so far!

xx Vanes

thebloggerina.blogspot.com

Fifikoussout said...

Brilliant! I love how you find such pure designs that are so simple to make, well done.

Lejla said...

I love love love your DIYs. They are always so easy to make and so effective! Love this one. I will definitely try it out :)

Blogandthcities said...

You're a genious! (Giudy)
www.blogandthecities.wordpress.com

Fashiable | Nanne said...

Echt prachtig gewoon!! Ik ga dit idee zeker onthouden :)

denise said...

super gave diy weer!
ik had vorige week al plastic gekocht,
nu nog eens kijken wat voor model tas ik ermee ga maken!
liefs,
denise

Thirza said...

Very nice! Where did you buy sewable plastic?

x

Michelle said...

that is just fab. I really love your blog. so inspiring! would love to see more of the place you live - can't help but wonder whether your whole place looks so sharp, neat, stylish..

almondcake said...

You're the goddess of minimalism *.*

Fenwyn said...

Genius!

Fashionloverette.com said...

as always, super coola and a brilliant idea!

http://fashionloverette.com

Sarah said...

You're a FUCKING GENIUS Ivania! Stop already, I can't take it! I feel like such a schmuck because all I can do is want to copy you instead of coming up with my own ideas!!

Miss Kutsu said...

Great idea, that's so beautiful! I love your DIY posts!

www.laurablogmode.com

Fleur Engelina Julietta said...

LOVE IT! SO SIMPLE, SO COOL!

xoxo,

Fleur
www.LaVieFleurit.com

TeuntjeVDW said...

Wow! You always have the best DIY's! xx.

Reeli said...

Amazing, as always!
I've wondered for a while now, do you buy the clear plastic also from a hardware store?

Julie said...

wow, great idea! i love your diy projects, it's alway awesome! :)

MarieAntoinette said...

amazing!!! :)

Justalazymorning said...

this is beautiful!!
love the idea

Render Sublime said...

Seriously, you're amazing. You never cease to amaze me. Just in case you didn't know (how could you not) you are the QUEEN of minimalist DIY's, specifically clear things :) Seriously, take your crown.

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Such an amazing idea! x

http://rosalindatj.blogspot.com

& Pretty Things said...

amazing.

Milex said...

ohh♥

Anna-Nathalie said...

Looks så awesome and easy! :D i like it!

Adelajda said...

amazig!

Rhoda Wong said...

oh my i love this one!

www.styleandshades.blogspot.com

The GUILTY HYENA said...

Is designing your full time gig? If not, it should be!! ;)

▲_▲ HYENA

xx

Maja Vana said...

i like your diy ideas:))

Victoria said...

Sooo perfect, wish I could make something like that

Anonymous said...

You can buy the plastic in a fabric shop, it's actually used as a nap for the table :)
Ik heb mijn plastic gekocht in een stoffenwinkel bij de andere plastic tafellakens :)

Marina said...

Amazing bag!

xx
Biskvittka.blogspot.com

PICK ME AN OUTFIT said...

Geweldig idee!
Lekker makkelijk en het resultaat mag er wezen :)

Xoxo

Caroline
www.pickmeanoutfit.com

SobbingOnFifth said...

I am going to try this right now, so amazing!

Marloes | The Style Sandwich said...

Geweldig idee toch weer! Ik vind het design ook 100% bij je passen.

monika said...

Amazing! could also be done using some white leather!!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

this is so cool!

The Fancy Teacup said...

You are a true genius. x

www.TheFancyTeacup.com

Sharon (Style-Chameleon) said...

Briljant zeg!



www.style-chameleon.com

Rute Solange Inacio said...

Great idea :) Gonna try it!!
xx,
Rute

Isabelle said...

It's what a diy should be : easy and clever. I want my own now !!

Anny Barros said...

great diy!

nasty-lady.blogspot.com

shakila j said...

simple yet cool!

http://romanticallysombre.blogspot.co.uk

My Gaby said...

So amazing! love this bag!

http://yourdulde.blogspot.com/

Lümi said...
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Jen Holmes said...

wow soo effective
am following
hope u can follow back

Jayla Crosby said...

This is such a great idea! I would have never thought to do a DIY for a clear bag. I'm definitly going to do this!

xo JayC
www.konsciousvyb.blogspot.com

Katherine said...

I'm loving this bag!! I am going to do this as soon as I'm back from vacation.

l i s a z h a n g said...

love this!
such a great DIY!

x

www.devious-studios.blogspot.com

McKenzie said...

This is such a cool idea! It looks so sleek and minimalistic!

http://currentlylovingblog.blogspot.com/

Christina Chan said...

You always have the raddest, simplest ideas that come out so well executed. I love your Pantone iPhone case xxx

reallyliteral.blogspot.com

Marit said...

Wow! I really love this idea!!!!
hug Marit
(homemarit.blogspot.nl)

wllwproject said...

I really like your clean and simple DIYs... How awesome is that?

sisters go bananas said...

it's beautiful!

DLX said...

I always get so excited when I see one of your DIYs. Thanks for sharing <3
DLX

Cristina said...

I love this! I live in the Netherlands as well, so can you tell me where you got the materials? :)

HayleyMG said...

wow thats amazing :O I really love that! Unfortunately i am not a diy person :( my sewing machine has stopped working and i have no idea how to fix it!

Hayley xx
www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

Mi Mi Mendine said...

Love it! These DIY posts are great (:

xo,
MI MI MENDINE, Finnish fashion blogger

Kiki said...

OMG! I love this! It's awesome!

Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

Really wanna try this out someday!

Blog by ORR: La-Grunge

Sharon said...

This idea is simply amazing!

www.primpedandprimed.blogspot.com

SABINNA and DAVID said...

oh Ivania, u are amazing! love all your ideas and especially the way you present it! <3

xx, Sabinna and David
Broken Cookies

Opposite lipstick said...

Love!
http://oppositelipstick.blogspot.be/

Rossana Ferrari said...

Great idea!
Love your blog!
FNB

Elena Vasilieva said...

nicely done!! clean and copper are awesome together

http://www.vasilievablog.com

The Minimalist said...

| I love this idea! I only just found your blog but I absolutely adore it already.

x Leah

Material Girl said...

I love this idea! Will have to try this when I get the chance.

seo said...

Thanks!...

felicia said...

Absolutely brilliant!

Renske Versluijs said...

nice project, I love copper!

COCO&CASHMERE said...

Heel mooi!

Joel said...

I love this so much!

I Recently updated my blog layout also :)
Partly inspired by you!

<3
Joel
http://thehallowedground.blogspot.co.uk/

Yoanna said...

Very pretty and inspiring blog and diy!!

www.aboutfoood.com

Rouladam said...

J' adore ♥♥♥♥♥♥ You are so creative !!! This bag is so damn cool !!!

Dárvini Aranes Fook said...

Very original, i like it.

Anonymous said...

Stunning!

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i read your article..the things you have written sound very sincere and nice topics i am looking forward to its continuation.

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Anonymous said...

what plastic do u use?

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