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DIY: Leather Fringe Bag

DIY: Leather Fringe Bag

We might be saying goodbye to some old trends but the “Fringe” is definitely here to stay. Seen on several runway collections this spring/summer 2014, we took inspiration from this Valentino fringe bag and put a classic take on the trend. A few punches here and some knots there you’ll have your own fringe bag to show off this summer (no sewing needed). 

Valentino

Materials you’ll need:
1. Leather fabric
2. Belt Puncher
3. Fabric Scissors
4. Measuring Tape
5. Ruler
6. Marker/Pen

DIY: Leather Fringed Bag

How To:

DIY: Leather Fringed Bag

Lay your leather fabric on a flat surface. Measure your desired size for the bag. We measured ours 11×7.5inches and 11x15inches.

DIY: Leather Fringed Bag

Mark your dimensions and cut out the two rectangles. Once you have both rectangles, lay flat the smaller rectangle with the right sides (shiny/leather side of the fabric) facing the right side of the bigger one.

DIY: Leather Fringed Bag

Align the two properly and mark your holes with a marker. We marked our holes 1/2 an inch away from each other. This will basically be the part of the bag that we will be inserting the fringe.

DIY: Leather Fringed Bag

Punch holes with both rectangles sandwiched together on the sides and on the bottom of the (11×7.5) rectangle.

DIY: Leather Fringed Bag

You will also need to cut out long thin strips (any desired length) from your leather fabric to use as fringe.

DIY: Leather Fringed Bag

Then once you have that, pull through the strips of leather into the holes and make a knot.

DIY: Leather Fringed Bag

Continue to knot for each hole…

DIY: Leather Fringed Bag

And voila! If you want to add a strap like what we did,  you can just cut a really long strip of leather and knot to the top ends of the bag or recycle an old chain.

DIY: Leather Fringed Bag

 

 

 


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