Summer Satchel DIY

Wednesday

 This could possibly be my favorite DIY I have ever created. This sweet little bag is the perfect size for a good summer read. Plus, it's extremely simple and requires only hand stitching! Something I'm completely okay with. ;) Take a look at how to create your own..

Supples: two faux leather belts, roughly the same size and color. Place mat, embroidery thread, large button.
Pantry Supplies: needle, scissors. 

1. First, attach your belts together, making one large hoop. 2. Next, lay the place mat down with the outside facing up. Lay the belts on top with one buckle in the middle. You'll want the belts to be placed about 1/3 of the way up the place mat. This will make one side longer than the other so that your bag can have a flap. Stitch the belt securely to the place mat with large, messy stitches. 3. After the belt is attached, begin sewing it up both sides of the place mat. This creates the sides of the satchel. 4. Optional* My belt had a small tear in one spot so I took a separate place mat (I had two of the same one) and made a little patch to cover it up. It makes a pretty detail, but it's completely up to the wearer! 5. Next, make a button hole on the front of the flap, slightly smaller than the button. I made X's over and over, creating a a rectangle, then cut a slit in the middle. 6. Lastly, sew the button in place.

55 comments:

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  2. This is gorgeous! Open up an esty shop. Like now.

    -Amy
    http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love it! Definitely want to try :D

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  4. That is so cute! Perfect for the beach because like you said, it's the right size for a light read and it won't matter too much if you get sand inside!! :)

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  5. Wonderful! I love this idea ♥

    Rose Eva
    Silhouetted

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  6. That is such a cute idea! Only if I had the sewing capabilities lol.

    beautyofchade.blogspot.com

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  7. really cute..thanks for the diy can't wait to try it :)

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  8. Thank you so so much for this tutorial. I was thinking about making a cute satchel just like yours. And I just couldn't figure out where to get a faux leather strap. Such a neat idea using a belt. Awesome. Thank you. I'll let you know how it turned out. :)

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  9. You are so clever Kinsey! I love how this turned out! What a cute bag :) I want to try this in the near future!

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  10. this is amazing! i love the look of it so much, and it's so easy!
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  11. This is amazing! I will definitely be trying this :)

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  12. Is it just me or is this tutorial really confusing? Maybe it would be easier to understand if the instructions were next to (or right under) the pictures that match that step??? I don't know, but I'm really confused. It's a cute idea and I would love to try it, if only it made more sense.

    Julie
    alonewithmytea.blogspot.com

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  13. Great idea, i love this DIY, it´s so original! XOXO

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  14. Oh wow, this really makes me want to try making myself one. But I despise sewing.

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  15. wow, this is gorgeous! I really want to make myself one now, but I only have one more (busy) day of holidays!! Damn!!

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  16. So creative!
    Def going to try this out! :)

    N|D
    http://rainbowsandtress.blogspot.com/

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  17. What a great idea! It looks relatively easy too ;)

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  18. Such a cute project. I have a whole stash of old belts that I could use for this.

    BTW--your projects are always so popular when I pin them Pinterest! Everybody loves them:)

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  19. i LOVE this! it is so so cute. i am definitely going to try it

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  20. This is absolutely amazing! I'm determined to make some more time for DIY projects this summer, and this will be at the top of the list :)

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  21. I LOVE this! Especially the colors, turquoise and a light blush are my favorites.

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  22. This is such a pretty idea!
    http://beautyrella.blogspot.com/

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  23. This is super super cute. The print of the placement is just amazing!

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  24. Super love the ideaaa!!! I'm definitely gonna try this one! :)

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  25. Awww, super cute, love it! :)

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  26. cute!

    http://www.stainsofpaint.blogspot.com

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  27. oh wow the bag is so cute! i just love the idea ♥

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  28. This bag looks really cool. It's perfect for summer.
    And feel free to check out my DIY posts (in one of them I showed how to make crochet shorts :-) )


    http://sztukastudiowania.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sztukastudiowania/458419874184750

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  29. I love the Idea. So cute :)

    http://girls-hodgepodge.blogspot.de/

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  30. Such a cute idea.

    Zoe
    http://gypsiesister.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. This is AMAZING! Such a brilliant idea, so inspirational! The fabric you used is gorgeous too, so lovely and summery!
    www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

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  32. Wherever do you find all these ideas, Kinsey?

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  33. WOW great work! compliments!

    http://themadcreationist.blogspot.it/

    Giuseppe

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  34. That satchel is probably one of the most creative projects I've found yet! I love it! Great job!!! It looks professional!

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  35. What a great use of a belt! Wonderful!

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  36. Stunning idea with using the belts! Looks so chic!

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  37. wow this is amazing I love it!!!! I am going to try to make one for my self!!

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  38. Woah! This bag is so smart and so easy to put together. Gotta try it :)

    Kate
    myvanillawardrobe.blogspot.com

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  39. I totally agree with you, this is my favorite DIY you've done! I like that it's only hand stitching. I think I'm gunna try to look for a cute place mat!Thanks

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  40. hi! it's super idea, I rebbloged about it at ms-design-nerd.blogspot.com

    hope you don't mind : )

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  41. Oh my, I love the fabric used for this! Any chance you remember where you got it? Shannon

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  42. Very nice & very easy! Love it so much! Thanks for diy

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  43. This is really awesome! Not going to lie, want to just get old belts from a charity shop now!
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!
    xxx

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  44. Soooo cute!

    I have included your idea in my last post "Top 5 Diy Accessories". If you want to see what you tour since The 5 Dreamcatchers.

    A hug, Xx

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