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Seatbelt Purse

seatbelt close-up

There's nothing quite like a Harveys Original seatbelt purse as a one-of-a-kind accessory that will get you noticed.


The seatbelt bag was designed by Dana and Melanie Harvey in 1997. They got the idea to design this unique bag during installation of seatbelts in their 1950 Buick. After their friends and acquaintances saw Melanie's purse, they began to request their own. The business started in the Harveys' one-car California garage and quickly outgrew it. They are now housed in a 12,000 square foot studio in Santa Ana, where each SEATBELTBAG is crafted with care.

Because of its popularity, the SEATBELTBAG has been featured in national magazines like Jump, Maxim, and Pregnancy.


These are just some of the designer features of Harveys seatbelt purse:

  • Real seatbelt material
  • The same flight satin used to produce U.S. Air Force flight jackets
  • NASA approved Nylon 69 stitching
  • YKK zippers, which are considered the smoothest zipper around

Seatbelt Purse Accessories

If you love your seatbelt purse, you can buy matching accessories for it. The Harvey Company also makes these items:

  • Wallets come in seatbelt material or fanciful designs featuring ice cream pops, deer or a little girl.
  • Keychains aren't only made in seatbelt material. Harveys offers some unique designs exclusively featuring the art of Gary Baseman and different charms for a fun-loving feel.
  • Makeup cases come in a variety of colors and have linings made from recycled plastic bottles.
  • Wristlets are perfect for days when you don't want to carry a large bag and need something smaller. The wristlet or hipster is the right size for holding a few items.

Seatbelt Handbag Collections

Harveys has several collections of its seatbelt purse.


  • Pink
  • Red
  • Black
  • Plum
  • Blue
  • Silver
  • Brown
  • Taupe
  • Combinations
  • Camouflage

The color names are as original as the purses: Limo Black, Storm, Stainless Steel and Race Car Red are a few examples.

Where to Buy Your Seatbelt Purse

What You'll Pay

The bags start around $60 and go up from there. The Artist Series and Baseman Collection are the priciest.

Make Your Own

Think you're talented and crafty enough to make your own? There are website, like, which can show you how to do this step by step. You'll find needed materials as well as photographs of how the process should look.

Be Original

Whichever style of seatbelt handbag you buy, enjoy knowing you have a well-crafted, truly original bag. This is a purse that will turn heads and have people on the street asking where you found such a beautiful bag.

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