As you know, Tammy from a little punchy and I have been working on some DIY projects together over the last few weeks, thanks to The Leather Hide Store and their fabulous material.
You can check out our previous DIYs here and here.
Today’s project was an especially fun one for me, because I LOVE handbags. And I promise, if you can do the basics with a sewing machine, you can handle this one. I mean, I could probably handle this one, and I’m an idiot on a sewing machine.
Step 1: Lay your material of choice out flat and get ready to measure.
Step 2: Measure (see next photo), then use a ruler to ensure straight lines while you cut (we used a roller razor for this project, but you could use scissors.
Step 3: We went 13.5″ wide, 26.5″ long to the tip, and 19.5″ long to the point where you begin cutting to the tip. We used fabric chalk to mark our spots.
Step 4: Sew along the edge of the bag, reinforcing it a few times at the bottom and top to make sure your thread doesn’t come undone.
Step 5: Decide where you want your button to go, and cut a slit for it to go through. I used a vintage earring of my grandmother’s, clipping off the earring back and sewing through the backside to adhere it to the bag.
Step 5: Enjoy your fun new handbag!
For lots more DIY inspiration, click here. Have you been doing any fun projects lately that you’d like to share with us?