Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pedal pushers and a record bag

When I saw Tuppence Ha'penny's post on how to make a bag from old vinyl records, quite some time ago, now, I was very excited. I remember having instructions for something similar many moons ago but never got around to making one. This time, I was determined to do it! And, so I did. (Just realised the bag looks tiny in the picture below because my hand is so close to the camera. Ha.)


I used two records: one by James Last which I don't think shall be missed as they are everywhere and one by Liberace which are also to be found in nearly every op-shop I've been to. (I've kept the Liberace cover to frame or use somehow in the future). I also cut up an old (as in, I bought it some years ago, not vintage) dress that has a very cute print and bought some handles from Spotlight. I only cut myself once (when I was trying to change the blade in my stanley knife) and had a lot of fun. I'm not sure it's the best bag for an Australian summer so I'll use it on cooler days or at night when there's no sun to buckle it.


I took it out for a test run on the same day I took my new-to-me 1960s top for a first outing, too. I'm thinking I would like to attach a pom-pom trim to the bottom of the top.

Outfit details: record bag - handmade by me; 1960s cropped top - etsy; pedal pushers - Miss Hussy; shoes - K-Mart.




As an aside, I stupidly deleted two comments, instead of publishing them, from my last post. And I didn't even see who left them first! Argh. So, if you don't see your comment on that post, that's because it was deleted. So sorry! It was definitely a mistake.

Andi B. Goode


  1. The bag is so cute! I love the handles you picked, too!

  2. Wow I love how the handles have a faux bakelite look to them, it's that little touch that makes the bag even more awesome :)

  3. I loved this idea on Tuppence Ha'penny, and yours has worked wonderfully too! I want to try making one now!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  4. I love that bag! I'll have to try that one day. And your top is swell!
    x Dorothy

  5. I really am loving your crop top! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I understand. I feel like sometimes it's good to take a blog break anyway. It can be overwhelming and addicting to read so many.

  6. that turned out super cute!Love the handle too.

  7. Gorgeous outfit, I want a pair of capris like that! the bag is cool x

  8. This bag is genius! Maybe I'll do the same with some of my Olivia Newton John records.. (I have this thing where if I see one of her records, I *have* to buy it!)

    Anyhow, you look so jazzy in this outfit. Your figure is amazing.

  9. kate gabrielle: thanks! Yes, I love them, now, as well but I wasn't too sure about them to start with!
    Harlow Darling: thank-you. Yes, I agree, they do look nicer because of that!
    Carys: Thank-you. :D Would love to see yours when you make one!
    Dorothy: Thank-you. :D
    mary van note: Thanks! And you're welcome. Glad you understand!

    art deco dame: thank-you :D I'm really glad I ended up with these handles!
    Hannah: thank-you! :D sadly, the company is rebranding and I don't know that they're going to sell these anymore - but this style is pretty much perfect and I'm sure there are plenty of other places that make them.
    Amber Rose: thanks :) I can understand that - I do love Livvie! Aw, and thanks again :D

  10. cute purse! i remember seeing a tutorial for one of those many moons ago as well. i think it had a zipper?

  11. It's so cute! I love the handles and the fabric you used. Finally, a use for all those Kamahl records that seem to be EVERYWHERE in secondhand stores, hehe.

  12. there are record bags made here in quebec city and i want one! but they are exceedingly expensive... yours looks great and suits you to a T.

  13. Love it! Well done!
    I was quite looking forward to make one but the tutorial isn't there anymore, do you happen to have a copy of the tutorial you would like to share? <3


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