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).
Materials you’ll need:
1. Leather fabric
2. Belt Puncher
3. Fabric Scissors
4. Measuring Tape
Lay your leather fabric on a flat surface. Measure your desired size for the bag. We measured ours 11×7.5inches and 11x15inches.
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.
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.
Punch holes with both rectangles sandwiched together on the sides and on the bottom of the (11×7.5) rectangle.
You will also need to cut out long thin strips (any desired length) from your leather fabric to use as fringe.
Then once you have that, pull through the strips of leather into the holes and make a knot.
Continue to knot for each hole…
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.