Monday, May 9, 2011
Make It Yourself Miche Bag Cover
A couple of years ago my sister-in-law gave me a Miche Bag for Christmas. I loved the idea of it until I realized that the covers cost more than most of the purses I buy. Soon after I started dreaming of making my own covers. I googled the idea and saw that other people had in fact made their own covers.
I have two different ways to make these. The first I am sharing with you is the NO SEW method. Quick, and easy! Wham Bam, finished method!
You will need:
An original Miche bag cover to use as your pattern
Fabric of your choice
3 cereal boxes or other cardboard
Hot Glue Gun and Gluesticks
SUPER DUPER strong magnets
Step 1: Lay your original cover on top of the wrong side of you fabric and trace.
Step 2: Cut around your trace lines leaving 1.5" extra all around. Yes you can measure this but I didn't, I just eyeballed it!
Step 3: Lay your original cover on your cardboard and trace the stiff parts. I doubled the thickness of the cardboard so I did 4 pieces that looked like this....and two pieces for the bottom of the purse.
Step 4: Cut out all your cardboard pieces and if you are doubling the thickness glue them together.
Step 5: Lay your cardboard pieces on the wrong side of the fabric and using your hot glue gun, glue the extra fabric to your cardboard. Be sure to make your corners look nice.
Step 6: Measure carefully and glue your SUPER DUPER strong magnets on to your cover.
Step 7: Wrap cover around purse and ENJOY!
I will be sharing the sewn version later this week. If you have any questions just leave them in the comments and I will answer!