Protect Your Handbag Investment
A good handbag can be a thing of beauty - and with proper care, a joy for just about forever.
What I love about these accessories (I've accumulated my share over the years) is that they offer a combination of utility, color, design, and fine materials. No matter what you weigh on any given day, or how fast you had to run out the door, a great handbag is always to be depended on. They can be very expensive, but favorites are worth it when you carry them over and over again.
A muslin or flannel bag keeps a handbag from gathering dust and collecting scratches. Many fine handbag makers provide covers for their creations, but not all. I like to make simple drawstring covers for bags that need them, and I thought I'd share how to do it.
Here, I'm making a muslin cover for a structured Kenneth Cole bag I bought in the late '90s. I've always liked its vibrant true red hue and the Mondrian-esque quality of the flap with pony skin and lizard-embossed sections. The original cover was the size of a king pillowcase and synthetic, so I decided to make a cover specifically for this bag.