Today I have a beautiful craft from a very talented lady, Erika, from the shop, Asuyeta! I'll let her take the reigns from here and share a bit about herself and this lovely DIY.
I am Erika, a fashion designer and stylist, weaving my Native American roots into my handmade clothing and accessories. I am the founder of asuyeta, meaning chosen in Cherokee. All the pieces that I hand make with so much love are 'chosen' specially for my rocking customers. I live in Boise, Idaho, with my hubby and son. When I am not taking photographs, vintage shopping, tweeting, enjoying a latte or designing one of a kind asuyeta pieces, I am creatively inventing ways to recycle your goods into 'do it yourself' crafts. You can see more of me here.
Pantry Supplies: Scissors, fabric glue
First, cut an 8 ½ in x 23 inch piece of leather. Then, fold over seven inches, making one side longer than the other so that your bag will have a flap. Next, punch holes all along the sides. Once you've punched all of the holes, begin sewing it together with a blanket stitch. Stitch the entire length of both sides and tie it off with a knot. Next, cut two 2 ¾ in x 1 ¼ inch pieces of leather. Punch holes and stitch them onto the back of the bag right along the top fold. *Optional: Measure waist and cut a leather strap 1 ½ times longer than your waist (my leather wasn’t long enough, so I used two pieces and sewed them together. You can also just use a belt that you have). Then, fringe the front fold. Your bag is now complete! To add a bit of decor, take three fabric straps and braid them together. Glue it in a continuous circle on the front of the bag.
Thank you, Erika, for sharing this lovely project with us!
Also, Erika is offering 20% off all of her creations when your enter the code KINSEYLOVE at the check out! Hop on over to asuyeta to take a peak at what she's got up her sleeve.
Hope your day is going swell.