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RFID Shielded Handbag called Gleam

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I have been looking for the perfect shopping handbag. After a lot of research, I now realize there is no such thing. Unless you want to walk around with a safety deposit box as a handbag, there is not a completely secure handbag. However, there are certainly a lot of things we can do to make our handbags safer, more secure and functional. I took some of the ideas from our last bag, the Anti Pickpocket Bag, added a few details from your comments and came up with this new shopping handbag that I'm naming Gleam. I have added an anti-RFID shielding fabric and made the bottom stronger. I have kept the handles the same and added a removable pouch big enough for a camera. The zippered internal pockets are hard for pickpockets to get to because they are hidden under the facing. I am using a strong cotton fabric from Marimekko's latest collection and added some rhinestones for bling. Key Features: -RFID shielding fabric to protect from electronic pickpocketing. -Hidden zippered inner pockets for money and valuables. -Strong twisted fabric handles that will let you hold the bag securely. -Removable zippered pouch. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic sewing Zipper installation SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Suitable for all sizes.

Recommended with this pattern

  • Twelve (12) 1/2" grommets or large eyelets
  • Steam-A-Seam 1.5 yard
  • Sew-in 10mm flat back rhinestones

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