Christian Marie - Handmade Purses and Wallets - Part 3

The Snap Clutch

April 28, 2011, 3:27 pm

Handmade Brown Ruffle Clutch

Brown Ruffle Clutch

This new clutch is the same size and shape as the wrap clutch, but it has a magnetic snap closure. The fabric is brown argyle chiffon layered over burgundy canvas.

Handmade Brown ruffled clutch with magnetic snap

Magnetic Snap!

This one is in the shop now, and more are on the way. I’ve been sewing my fingers off in preparation for the Freret Market, so I’ve got loads of new stuff to list. Pocket wallets are next, and then zipper pouches.

That’s all for today! Check my facebook page tomorrow afternoon for a weekend coupon code.

Fold Over Convertible Cross Body Bag

April 15, 2011, 3:29 pm

Fold Over Cross Body Bag in Tweed and Linen

Fold Over Cross Body Bag

This bag is made from tweed and black linen. The strap is adjustable and detachable. There are also short handles on the top so you can remove the long strap and carry it like a tote:

Handmade Cross body tote

Cross Body Tote

The long strap adjusts from 25″ to 48″ so it can be worn on the shoulder or across the body. You could also remove the long strap and carry this bag like a giant clutch, making this 4 bags in one. I have no idea why anyone would want a clutch that big, but I have seen pictures of celebrities carrying them. Their bags must be filled with cotton candy or something.

I will be making more of these, but there is no more of this tweed so this bag is one of a kind. It’s in the shop now.  Next up: New pocket wallets!

Pleated Linen Cross Body Bag

April 14, 2011, 3:44 pm

Handmade Pleated Teal Linen Cross Body Bag

Pleated Linen Cross Body

A new cross body design. This one is made from teal linen pleated on the front and plain on the back. It has a zipper closure and an adjustable strap. It recently dawned on me that humans come in different heights, so I’ve decided to put adjustable straps on all future cross body bags.

I’ve experimented with pleats before, but wasn’t very happy with the results: Pleated Suede. I think I finally got it right with this one.

In other news, I’ve been approved to be a vendor at the Freret Market! Unfortunately, the next one isn’t until June. Don’t worry though; I’ll remind you.

Two New Wrap Clutches in Plaid and a Video

March 23, 2011, 3:43 am

Handmade Pink Plaid Wrap Clutch for Spring

Pink Plaid Wrap Clutch

Blue Buffalo Plaid Wrap Clutch

Blue Plaid Wrap Clutch

I just added these two new wrap clutches the shop. I know it’s difficult to get an good idea of their size from photos, so I’ve made a video:

Here’s what I’ve put in the bag: My glasses in an eyeglass pouch, phone, keys, wallet, pen, hair clip, compact, lip gloss, chapstick, and mini nail polish. Of course, this isn’t really what I carry around in my bag, but I figured you might not want to watch me stuff the bag full of candy wrappers and receipts. Then again, I can’t be the only girl who carries around a purse full of trash, right?

So, I think I’m gonna do a video like this for each of my bag styles. What do you guys think? Better than photos?