Okay, I admit it, I thinking I’m regressing a bit when it comes to my work outfit accessories, after all I picked up a pair of these recently (BTW though, anyone else remember the pain of breaking DMs in? I’m getting vivid recollections/blisters right now!)
|They come with black bows too|
Anywho, I picked up a satchel kit from Simple Way to be my new work bag, as it could fit my work laptop into, and was a tad bit more stylish than the 15l rucksack I’d been using ;o) It gave me something to work on during the insane night time work I was doing, as I could hand sew in front of the laptop it was ultimately to hold! So, presenting the Simple Way Briefcase Style Satchel in navy and lipstick:
I could definitely grow to love making bags this way, you just open the bag and start sewing! Everything is already cut out for you, and holes punched for you to sew through, the most taxing thing you have to do is measure out the waxed thread to sew it with, and the instructions tell you how much of that you need for each step too.
They certainly haven’t given me any sponsorship for this post, just one very satisfied customer with another one on order!
* Please note that this post was scheduled in advance as I have no internet access this week, please bear with me and I’ll respond to comments as soon as I can.
What a great idea. I find cutting and prep tedious so would definitely suit me! Juliex
Oh wow, it's fantastic. And I love the colours!
That satchel is fantastic! And I feel your pain with the dms – my lovely new DM boots are about 3 weeks old and are finally not crippling me any more!
I love the bag! I am not so sure about the shoes, and I am a shoe person. The bows are good.
I love it ! It looks just like you bought it from a high end shop.
Ummm…I have some of those shoes in pink …with pink bows no less.
Fab shoes and love the colours of the bag!
What an awesome kit, I love the red tabs on the bag! The shoes are simply adorable!
That's a cracking satchel! And I adore those bowed DM's – and a big hearty "god, yes!" to the painful first few wears!
New shoes and a new brief case for work. You will become a fashionista. Love the bows on the shoes.
Oh Minnie, my girls would love those; and my feet still scream at the thought of the 80s!!
Had no idea there were kits for stuff like this–very cute bag!!!
you made this yourself? wow.
My daughter had purple dm boots a lot of years ago and wouldn't wear them because they hurt her feet. I was so cross, maybe I should apologise retrospectively.
Fab shoes! I do remember – although these days the only pair of boots I wear are DMs, zip up variety and they were instantly incredibly comfortable. Highly recommend!
I love that satchel! Especially with the lipstick buckles!
I had DM's and they always killed my feet for the first half of the autumn term, but my mother was determined I would wear long lasting practical shoes, wish mine had had the bows too!!
I imagine the satchel kit wasn't cheap but off to look now as I would love one for work….perfect DMs too!!
Looking great- I have seen these advertised but wasn't sure if I could afford a kit. Finished satchels are probably just as expensive though and they are lovely bags that last a long time so maybe I will give in eventually.
I love that bag!
Great bag, they are based near a quilt shop I often frequent I might just have to pop in and have a look!
Great looking bag… love that pop of red!
Hmm I wonder if the colleague that has a similar dress sense to you will turn up with polka dot ribbon laces. Love your new bag. It's great you assembled it yourself, makes it feel a bit more special that way, though just the way it looks and its features make it special enough.
Having reached a certain age I've decided no more uncomfortable shoes- I only buy them if they feel like slippers when I try them on!!! Love the bag
The bag is gorgeous! I love the colours. The shoes are very cute too. I never bought Docs. I wanted to, but every time I tried them on they were just so uncomfortable and not right for my feet it wasn't worth spending the money on them. Shoes have to feel good as soon as I try them on for me to buy them. I have tricky feet!