[ with-or-without studs ]
Remember this post, I wanted to make a leather bag covered with studs just like the gorgeous one from Zara.
|Zara leather studs bag €140 (approx.)|
But while looking for small gold studs - there were none! The effort of shipping these all in would have been too much, so I decided - THERE WAS JUST GOING TO BE A LEATHER BAG!
And a huge one, that is!
My inspiration for this diy..
|Amongst others: Celine, Prada, Zara, Alexander Wang, Mulberry, YSL, etc..|
I started with my favorite way to find good leather - look for soft leather skirts online. (I found one for €11!) I cut the skirt open to create a long (somewhat) even piece of leather to work with.
Then I measured what size I wanted it to have - the bigger the better - to fit in a couple of books, shoes, etc. I went for something like 45 x 35 x 15 (cm).
Secure the handles of the bag with extra care and strong yarn because the should be able to hold all the weight of the bag.
This is just a simple bag, but it's really versatile and easy to make. But like with every diy: make sure you use quality fabric and equipments. With leather - always use the special leather needles!
Total costs: €11 + €5 (yarn, lining cotton and needles)
Total time spend: collective 2,5 hours (when sewing by hand)
PS: if you ARE in the incredible joy of possessing a device to fabricate studs to leather - DIY and SHARE!