So I am getting a little obsessed with the “boho” fashion trend that’s been going on lately. Just call me “Misses Hipster” if you’d like but I just can’t help it 🙂
A lot of the cool things that I have been finding lately have been from Pinterest and Etsy and the like, but whenever I check the price tag I cringe >.< I understand that self employed work from home people that make these high end pieces deserve what they are asking for, heck , I'm one of those people! But sometimes I just feel like if you take a little time and energy to put into something you'll get a lot out of it. So I decided to tackle the fringe purse. I've seen a couple of these floating around.
And to be honest I fell in love with the idea. But I’m not a huge fan of leather, unless it’s recycled.
So I set off with making my own DIY version.
I went to ebay and spotted this little cutey for $10 with free shipping. I’m sure if you just search for “Fringe purse” you’ll find identical versions. It had everything I need, inside pockets, faux fur, the works. Ok great, next step.
I purchased some faux leather scraps off of ebay as well for $3 with some shipping costs. So we are still well under $20. That’s not too bad! I believe I still had some extra fabric to make so I was ready to get started.
I started sewing some of the larger pieces together to make a front flap for the purse. From what I gathered, the ebay purse does not have an over flap, which I like. It makes me feel more secure that things aren’t going to be flying out of my purse. Also, the purse has a zipper but doesn’t close fully on both sides.
I went to google images and found some wool/poly blend fabric that I liked to use as a little accent color to all of this. 🙂
This part is pretty simple. Just cut out the image and place it wherever you’d like it to go. This part is open to you and your imagination. I chose a raven because I’m in a raveny mood all the time but your options are only limited to the internet 🙂
Next I wanted to add some fringe to the top flap so I added some longer strips onto the front and then will cut them to be fringe shaped!
Lastly, I pinned the flap to the ebay purse and sewed along the top, after I fringed of course. These fabrics were fairly easy to sew through so it wasn’t too difficult. I may go back and add beads and a front closure but we will see how I feel 🙂
Hope you liked the tutorial! Please let me know in the comments if you have any questions or want to see more!