I design handbags everyday for a living, but it's rare that I make one by hand. Why would I? I already have all the bags I could ever want. Almost all the bags, I wanted one of the trendy bracelet styles. I literally whipped up this bag in 30 minutes, it's super duper easy.
STEP 1: Fold cardboard in half and use the curve to make a U shaped pattern
STEP 2. Unfold and trace onto leather, cut 2 U shapes.
STEP 3. Cut 2 - 1 1/2" x 3" leather strips, these will attach the handle to the bag.
Step 4. loop the anchor around the handle and sew with two stitch lines. Repeat on the other piece of leather
Step 5. Layer the front and back pieces on top of each other and sew along the edge.
Step 6. trim away any visible back side of the leather.
Now you're ready to throw your phone and lipstick in and hit the town!
SHOP THE LOOK
Top two photos: A. Fatouros Photography