Love Aesthetics

May 21, 2013

Clear Bag With Copper Handles

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Put a copper plumbing tube and a bit of plastic together and you’ll get a bag!
A nice clear rectangle with copper handles, a combination of two of my absolute favorite materials.
Have fun making one and don’t forget to show me a snapshot on instagram!

/ two copper tubes
/ plastic
/ sewing machine or needle and thread

01/ Take measurements. Decide how large you want your bag to be. Mine was 40cm (width) x 30cm (height).
Because plastic seams can rip easily, I decided not to put a seam on the bottom. So instead of cutting two rectangles of 40cm x 30cm,
cut one large rectangle of 40 cm x 60cm and fold it in half, don’t forget to add a few centimeters for the tubes, the final measurements of the plastic would be approximately 40cm x 65cm.
02/ Fold the plastic in half and cut out a square in the middle, where your hand is going to go through.
03/ Fold over the four flaps left on the top and sew creating four ‘loops’ where the tubes will go through. Make sure they are tight enough so that the tubes won’t slip out.
04/ Close the bag with a seam on each side, not making it go all the way up to leave a bit of room to open and close the bag.
05/ Put the tubes through the loops (don’t worry about their weight, they are actually super light!) and it’s finished!

89 responses to “Clear Bag With Copper Handles”

  1. Wederom een geweldig idee! Wat ik me afvroeg, waar vind jij dat PVC. Ik ben er al een poosje naar op zoek maar ik kan het dus echt nergens vinden 🙁 xx

  2. Wow. I have always wanted to own a clear bag. I attempted doing something like that a few days ago, but I used the clear plastic that you use to wrap books. It didn’t turn out very well, mainly because I had to hand sew it since my sewing machine was broken. But I can see that yours have turned out so professionally done and makes it look very expensive.

  3. Jint vdB says:

    So nice! I can’t find that kind of plastic neither!
    Dutch people know a place?

  4. sassyshann says:

    You should be a designer already. There’s not one of your DIYs I haven’t fallen in love with.


  5. Max says:

    Really creative, I like it!

  6. Vanes says:

    this is the best DIY tutorial I´ve seen so far!

    xx Vanes

  7. Fifikoussout says:

    Brilliant! I love how you find such pure designs that are so simple to make, well done.

  8. Lejla says:

    I love love love your DIYs. They are always so easy to make and so effective! Love this one. I will definitely try it out 🙂

  9. Echt prachtig gewoon!! Ik ga dit idee zeker onthouden 🙂

  10. denise says:

    super gave diy weer!
    ik had vorige week al plastic gekocht,
    nu nog eens kijken wat voor model tas ik ermee ga maken!

  11. Thirza says:

    Very nice! Where did you buy sewable plastic?


  12. Michelle says:

    that is just fab. I really love your blog. so inspiring! would love to see more of the place you live – can’t help but wonder whether your whole place looks so sharp, neat, stylish..

  13. almondcake says:

    You’re the goddess of minimalism *.*

  14. as always, super coola and a brilliant idea!

  15. Sarah says:

    You’re a FUCKING GENIUS Ivania! Stop already, I can’t take it! I feel like such a schmuck because all I can do is want to copy you instead of coming up with my own ideas!!

  16. Miss Kutsu says:

    Great idea, that’s so beautiful! I love your DIY posts!

  17. TeuntjeVDW says:

    Wow! You always have the best DIY’s! xx.

  18. Reeli says:

    Amazing, as always!
    I’ve wondered for a while now, do you buy the clear plastic also from a hardware store?

  19. Julie says:

    wow, great idea! i love your diy projects, it’s alway awesome! 🙂

  20. this is beautiful!!
    love the idea

  21. Seriously, you’re amazing. You never cease to amaze me. Just in case you didn’t know (how could you not) you are the QUEEN of minimalist DIY’s, specifically clear things 🙂 Seriously, take your crown.

  22. Looks så awesome and easy! 😀 i like it!

  23. Is designing your full time gig? If not, it should be!! 😉

    ▲_▲ HYENA


  24. Maja Vana says:

    i like your diy ideas:))

  25. Victoria says:

    Sooo perfect, wish I could make something like that

  26. Anonymous says:

    You can buy the plastic in a fabric shop, it’s actually used as a nap for the table 🙂
    Ik heb mijn plastic gekocht in een stoffenwinkel bij de andere plastic tafellakens 🙂

  27. Marina says:

    Amazing bag!


  28. Geweldig idee!
    Lekker makkelijk en het resultaat mag er wezen 🙂



  29. I am going to try this right now, so amazing!

  30. Geweldig idee toch weer! Ik vind het design ook 100% bij je passen.

  31. monika says:

    Amazing! could also be done using some white leather!!

  32. Great idea 🙂 Gonna try it!!

  33. Isabelle says:

    It’s what a diy should be : easy and clever. I want my own now !!

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  35. Jen Holmes says:

    wow soo effective
    am following
    hope u can follow back

  36. Jayla Crosby says:

    This is such a great idea! I would have never thought to do a DIY for a clear bag. I’m definitly going to do this!

    xo JayC

  37. Katherine says:

    I’m loving this bag!! I am going to do this as soon as I’m back from vacation.

  38. McKenzie says:

    This is such a cool idea! It looks so sleek and minimalistic!

  39. You always have the raddest, simplest ideas that come out so well executed. I love your Pantone iPhone case xxx

  40. Marit says:

    Wow! I really love this idea!!!!
    hug Marit

  41. wllwproject says:

    I really like your clean and simple DIYs… How awesome is that?

  42. DLX says:

    I always get so excited when I see one of your DIYs. Thanks for sharing <3

  43. Cristina says:

    I love this! I live in the Netherlands as well, so can you tell me where you got the materials? 🙂

  44. HayleyMG says:

    wow thats amazing :O I really love that! Unfortunately i am not a diy person 🙁 my sewing machine has stopped working and i have no idea how to fix it!

    Hayley xx

  45. Kiki says:

    OMG! I love this! It’s awesome!

  46. oh Ivania, u are amazing! love all your ideas and especially the way you present it! <3

    xx, Sabinna and David
    Broken Cookies

  47. Great idea!
    Love your blog!

  48. nicely done!! clean and copper are awesome together

  49. | I love this idea! I only just found your blog but I absolutely adore it already.

    x Leah

  50. I love this idea! Will have to try this when I get the chance.

  51. felicia says:

    Absolutely brilliant!

  52. nice project, I love copper!

  53. Joel says:

    I love this so much!

    I Recently updated my blog layout also 🙂
    Partly inspired by you!


  54. Yoanna says:

    Very pretty and inspiring blog and diy!!

  55. Rouladam says:

    J’ adore ♥♥♥♥♥♥ You are so creative !!! This bag is so damn cool !!!

  56. Very original, i like it.

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  59. i read your article..the things you have written sound very sincere and nice topics i am looking forward to its continuation.

  60. fırsat says:

    hello thanks for this service.

  61. Anonymous says:

    what plastic do u use?

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