inspiration:: stella mccartney falabella chain trimmed bag
i've been going through a baggie phase these days. and since my last bidding war on ebay (which i lost..), i wanted it sooo bad that i needed it now. so i lay in bed all night planning it. and first thing in the morning, i popped up and went shopping for the materials. here's what i used::
(1) felt shopping tote bag i made a few years ago. (you can make one here.)
(1) ball of matching yarn
(3) meters of metal chain from hardware stores
tools include :: scissors, thick needles & swiss army knife / jewellery clasps.
trace the pattern you want on your bag.
this bag is so old it has little fur balls on the outside!!
first, unpick any existing handles.
by the way, the fabric used is felt but you can use anything you like.
pin the chain to the edge of the lines.
thread the needle with yarn and use simple stitch to attach the chain to the bag.
blanket stitch the top for a decorative finish.
i think a contrasting thread would work well too..
top and underside when it is done.
one hour later, done! no machine needed!
to attach the cross body strap, i attached a round jewellery clasp to both sides of the bag. my rationale is to share the weight better but this makes the opening of the bag a little more restricted.
attach hooks to both ends of the cross-body chain.
i like the option of removing the cross body chain when not in use.
and enjoy! :)
many ways to carry it..
did you know that stella mccartney doesn't use leather or fur in her designs?
a little close up on the chains.
im craft- partying here this week!
hope you like it! :)