August 13, 2012

D I Y / Foil Lunch Bags

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I'm a big fan of making the disposable undisposable. Like Maison Martin Margiela did with hospital bracelets, plastic and paper bags and wallets that look like paper envelopes. Anve and Jil Sander's followed with leather lunch bags and now Acne brought out a fantastic metallic crinkled leather pouch.

When I saw this cheap, faux metallic leather that looked more like the foil they wrap your take-out dinner in I knew it was time to make some bags. After analyzing a brown paper bag, I copied it on a slightly bigger scale, putting thin seams where the folds should be and finishing off with a zig-zagged cut edge.

103 comments:

Filipa said...

this is so great, I will try to do something similar. I just have to find out where to buy faux metallic leather.
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helen at thelovecatsINC said...

amazing!

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Millie Cotton said...

These are amazing but where to get the leather?! Where do you find all of your materials for your DIY things, they are amazing.

Daphinitly said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea! You're so creative! You should open a shop or something. And btw, I actually like your design way better than the bag from Acne. xo

Lisa said...

Super! Heel gaaf!

Fashiable said...

Als je er meer maakt, zou ik meer dan graag de zilveren willen kopen hihi. Wauw, wat zijn ze goed gelukt zeg! Ik wil zelf ook nog zo'n paperbag, maar dit noem je pas eens origineel! Petje af weer X

Fashiable said...

Als je er meer maakt, zou ik meer dan graag de zilveren willen kopen hihi. Wauw, wat zijn ze goed gelukt zeg! Ik wil zelf ook nog zo'n paperbag, maar dit noem je pas eens origineel! Petje af weer X

Sousan said...

i like!

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Helene said...

Love it! :-)

xxHelene

Steffani Louise said...

love this - i seriously need to do this xx

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

These are amazing - you did such a great job!

Pointandend said...

Fantastic !

denise said...

heel erg mooi zeg!
liefs,
denise

Kristin B said...

Such a clever and creative idea! I love these!
x K

Rini said...

Those bags are great! You should sell it... I would buy it ;-)
xoxo

Isabelle said...

You do miracles with a thread and a needle!

Chanel-Lilly said...

i am smitten with this bag, what i would do to be abe make my own one! i'm praying you start selling some soon. you're so creative!

Heather said...

OMG i love this! This is adorable and so crafty! Make me one ;)

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d.h.e.r. said...

now these are lunch bags to remember. such a great idea. i also love how they look together. the silver and gold is giving me r2d2 & c3po vibes.

Melissa Hope said...

This is bomb! I need to find this amazing fabric in NY. Thanks! You always post great DIYs.

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Laura said...

These are amazing! x

Jacqueline said...

this is such a great idea and it looks amazing!thanks for sharing this Ivania!

xoxo, Jacqueline

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IVOMITTRIANGLES said...

i love this. would love to try this out too but it wouldn't get so well done as your version! love it

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Michele said...

Ah love it! Ik wilde dit ook gaan doen met bruin leer maar vind dit veel leuker!

Mat said...

best thing i've seen diy-wise in ages

ZxM Style-Squared said...

omg, that is brilliant!want it.so bad.
xx





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Sharon said...

Love it!

Where do you buy those gorgeous leather fabrics? I want to know!

I want to make a DIY leather paper bag but can't find the perfect tanned leather for that.




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Malin Sahlén said...

Love it! :)

Travelle said...

You have my heart. <3

Camilla said...

this is perfection!

xo Camilla

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Marga said...

I love ittt!!! :)

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Therese said...

They're so cool!

Karina De Jesus said...

oh yes!!!! I just want to carry this around everywhere!!

Nina Papaioannou said...

These foil handbags look so unique! Love the golden one!
xxx
Nina
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Megcz said...

so cool!
I am obsessed with shiny gold stuff!!!<3

Bec said...

I seriously think you're genius; I love how your mind works. And how I wish I could have had one of these to reuse when I was little and in school.

Raspberry Blonde said...

these are just stunning! I want to make them too

kitiketia said...

fantastic idea!!

Marta Mas said...

What a nice blog, I love your posts!

I follow you

xx :)

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Victoria said...

Brilliant! They look great!

Alice Barton said...

Really like that gold one! xx
Alice Barton TheMowWay

Angela Marie said...

Im in love! I need these :)


Angela @ The Lovely Cup

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Great DIY idea xx

Charli said...

the gold is nicer than the Jil Sander... sell them please!!

shakila j said...

one of the best DIY! x
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Aves Gry said...

The bag look super simple and easy to make. My only concern is finding a fabric store that sells faux leather. I would love to attempt at this.

Kitty Hawk said...

not only have you just stunned me with how professional your diy looks. you've also made me come to the simple conclusion what professionality is: when a great and intelligent idea teams up with proper material and perfect workmanship to become something even greater than the sum of those three.

thank you very much for being so generous to share your genius! reading your blog makes my life richer.

Kitty Hawk said...

p.s. i imagine the hardest part was to cut the zig zag so neatly? my granny gave me zig zag scissors for fabric some weeks ago and i cut felt with them. it was pretty tiring to achieve the perfect alignment of the little triangles - but what shall a perfectionist do? did you use any tricks on that part? :)

Arwena said...

looks awesome :D

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Fabita Punk said...

Awesome idea!

Lola Jaro said...

oh my god, great minds think alike I did the same exact D.I.Y months ago, but mine was all black!!!

here: http://stylelolajaro.blogspot.com/2012/04/top-shewolf-bag-shewolf-jewelry-asos.html

I like the foil colored ones you made, great idea, I'll have to do that next.


Love your blog!!

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Brooke Michie said...

LOVE this idea. Fabulous!

xx,
http://fashionablepalette.blogspot.com/

Crystallography said...

im convinced that you're a genius..

Kate {Modette} said...

I love these! Talk about being the most stylish girl at lunchtime... xx

Kate {Modette}
http://modetteblog.com

Van - PureGlam.tv said...

That looks really perfect... love it!

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lia said...

SO great! Now I just have to find similar material! ugh i hate material shops in Germany they are so frustrating!

Mira said...

That looks so cool. Wish I could make one too :D
xo

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iaia e cris said...

great idea!!!
Love them!!!
Laura
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Hanna Holmes said...

wow, that is SO cool! :)

xo, Hanna
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Michele said...

Heb je toevallig een patroon voor de liefhebbers? Want ik snap nog niet heel goed hoe de onderkant dicht gaat hihi

Tram Onbekend said...

I love all your DIY's. Always so creative and cool

MarieAntoinette said...

looks awesome, great idea!

Jaeger said...

i cant begin to explain how cool this is

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xx

Nathan Niche said...

Very beautiful DIY, I find this SO much better than the Jil Sander leather ones, these got personality (with a lil' bit of LOVE AESTHETICS magic by Ivania) haha!

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Jeline said...

too beautiful! love it <3

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Elisa said...

This is such a great idea.
Wjen I saw this fabric in the fabric store the other day I thought to myselfe that I wouldn't know what to do with it...but now I see ;)

Cecilie said...

So beautiful! I want one <3

Talitha Palomo said...

Hey Ivania! :)

I was looking at the winter collection of Zara and I saw a coat that reminded me of you/your blog. I'll post the link here so you can see it. I thought that maybe you'd like it.

Veel succes met je blog!
Groetjes,

Talitha


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Coralie said...

So great idea ! I love it ! cheap and chic ! And it has to be so great to have a bag make with your own hands.

Bisous bisous.
Coralie.

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nuray said...

these are great!

KAIIWONG said...

supercool. I will definitely wear something like this to fashionweek !!

KAIIWONG

Collections said...

LOVE this.

Collections

Daisy Nguyen said...

ADORE these!
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g a b r i e l l e said...

I'm a bit obsessed with this new look!

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Helen Glory said...

So awesome! Do you know the brand Antiatoms? They make really awesome "permanent disposable" products such as leather lunch bags and leather paper bags.

Two of my favourites are these:

http://antiatoms.com/articulo.php?id=28&languaje=en

http://antiatoms.com/articulo.php?id=26&languaje=en

They look so buttery and wonderful!


Claudia Helen x

Vienna Wedekind said...

soooo cool! love the silver version!

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pleatspluspedals said...

So these ones on the photo are selfmade? That's absolutely amazing! By far my most favourite DIY of yours, they're so perfectly sewed I never would've thought about a DIY!

Lovely greetings,
pleatspluspedals.blogspot.com

katecrackpot said...

Absolutely lovely!
I am a BIG fan of your DIY's!

The Coattail Effect said...

omgsh i saw some other blogger holding one and i was so happy to see your DIY!! i don't know if i can get a hold of metallic leather but i might spray paint some other material

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Rhea Dillon said...

This is so great! Please do a step by step to this I would love to try it!
xx

Sara said...

Heel cool!

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Alex said...

INSPIRED. Its amazing how you come up with projects and they just work, every time. xox

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Lini said...

Such a cool idea! They look great :)

Duck said...

Really great idea! Although I still want a Jil Sander...

Fey said...

Perfect! I plan to do mine also :)
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Eat.Style.Play said...

Safe to say i like your version much better.

Sofia Carvalho said...

I did one some days ago, in black.
I really love it! :)

Kisses

Levande said...

WOW.

The Fashion Wolf said...

geweldig idee! je hebt echt de mooiste blog OOIT, wauw

Camille Normandin said...

you are a genius, this looks great!

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Leah said...

love love love. Seriously the best thing ever!!

Chesney said...

Your creativity is fueling!

parasola said...

i LOVE it!!! You are so creative! I also make some DIY projects, so I know how hard it can sometimes be ;) congratulations :)

Natashakm said...

Seriously, you should sell these because I would buy one of each! Do you have an etsy account?

alice said...

is there any amount of money i could give you in exchange for PLEASE making me one of these?

Anonymous said...

amazing! ik vraag me af waar jij je stoffen koopt in amsterdam? want als ik op de albert cuyp ben zie ik dit soort dingen echt niet!

April Fashionreports said...

Great

Lots of love,

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Viola said...

I really love this one! You're really creative! I just found your blog and i already love it! Can you please make a guide about how you made it? :)

-Viola

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Anonymous said...

Hi, this looks too good not to try, but I'm new to the Netherlands, and was wondering where you buy your faux leather scraps from. It'd be really great if you could give a few tips. Thanks!

Jo Moxie said...

I am a little annoyed that you did not either tell anyone where you got the fabric, tell anyone that you don't want to tell or that you didn't tell us if you plan to sell these and if so, where.

Jeez.