DIY Chain Bag

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a second-hand leather bag that I bought for R5($0.13) at a flea market. I was shocked when the seller told me the price, so that is not what drew me to it. I really liked the colour and patches. It’s not a perfect bag, but I think it has character. I was thinking of a way to spice the bag up and came up with the idea of turning it into a chain bag. They’re extremely trendy right now and I have been meaning to buy myself one. Here’s how I did it:

1. Take bag that has loops for a strap attachment.

DIY chain bag

2. Get some chain and some ribbon or any other string or thong you wish to use. I got these at a haberdashery near my work.
DIY chain bag

3. Pull ribbon through entire chain.
DIY chain bag

4. Attach chain to bag. To do this I opened up the last loops of chain, attached it to the bag’s loops and then hit it closed with a hammer. You could also buy some kind of fastener for a more elegant solution.
DIY chain bag

And there you have it. I think the chain transformed this little bag into something current and it’s also a cheaper alternative to buying a new chain bag.

Have you done any DIY lately?

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  2. What a great DIY idea. It totally refreshes the look of the entire bag.

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  4. What a perfect idea, so easy!! beautiful!!

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  5. Very neat! It looks so easy! I just have to find the time to actually do this!!

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