Monday

Woven Satchel DIY

Recently, a friend of mine got a very pretty weaved purse, and I was so inspired by it that I had to create something of the same sort. I chose a fall color pallet, but it really would look great with any color pallet you choose. What I love most about this project is that every satchel has a different look, even if the color pallets are similar. Take a look if you'd like to create your own...

Supplies: Leather (I used faux leather), cotton fabric, ribbons and trims.
Pantry Supplies: Sewing machine, sewing pins, scissors, craft or hot glue.

Begin by cutting the base of your satchel out of leather. Mine was two separate pieces. One was 18x30 inches and the other 18x19 inches, but you can make it whatever size works for you. Then, take strips of ribbon and trim, and begin weaving them together to form a rectangle. You'll want it to be slightly smaller the front flap of the satchel. My front flap was 18x11 inches, and my weaved ribbon block was 15x9 inches once it was finished. // Next, cut out a rectangle in the large piece of leather. This will be the front flap of the satchel. Pin the rough edges inward, and sew the ribbon block to the back of it. // Now you're ready to finish piecing together the satchel. Begin by cutting 18x30 and 18x19 inch pieces out of the cotton fabric. With the outer sides facing inward, sew them together to form the inside of the satchel. Leave a four inch hole at the bottom so that you can turn the bag inside out when the time comes. // Repeat this step with the leather pieces, creating the outside of the satchel, except don't leave a hole at the bottom. // To sew together, turn the leather facing outward and the cotton facing inward. Then, place the leather inside the cotton, line up the edges, and sew it together. Next, through the hole of the cotton piece, pull the bag through so that the bag is now facing outward. Stitch the hole so that the bag is complete. // Lastly, sew together a long strip of the leather, with the seam facing inward, and stitch it to the sides of the satchel, creating the strap.

If you decide to tackle this project, please share! I'd love to see all of the different combinations.


39 comments:

  1. That is awesome!!!! I love the colors you used for the weave. so beautiful:)
    Em;)

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  2. This is so amazing and looks professionally done! Great job and I love the colors.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  3. very cute!

    http://babybakerlove.blogspot.com/

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  4. Love it. Can't wait to try it!
    http://www.randomthoughtsandfeelings1.blogspot.com

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  5. Love it! I have a bag I need to do this with... It is falling apart, but I love it too much to throw it out. This would totally fix it!

    Christen
    http://www.anunordindaryhello.com

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that! Revamping an old piece of clothing or an accessory instead of throwing it out is always such a nice feeling. I'm sure it's going to turn out lovely!

      Kinsey

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  6. Awesome! I love the color of your weave(?) it reminds me of indians!

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  7. Nicely done! It looks like something that I could buy from a store.

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  8. You have the best DIYs!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  9. Do I love this or what? It's so pretty and simple to make. I need to try this with some of my embroidery...
    (I think I just found my next project!)

    xoxo,
    Nat

    modernbuttercup.blogspot.com

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  10. This is so lovely! I will definitely be trying it out :)

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  11. amazing!! rushing to the fabric shop now! http://antoinettevintage.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Another cool DIY! I love your projects. Wish my versions looked close to how cute the inspirations are. :D

    Diwata
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  13. This is absolutely gorgeous! I really want to give it a go! Thanks for the inspiration!
    have a great day!
    Rebecca
    www.heronscrafts.blogspot.com

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  14. This is so gorgeous!
    I might have to invest in some materials to make something like this!!

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  15. This satchel is beautiful, I love the autumn color palette so much!

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  16. How awesome can you be? You always have the best ideas for everything! It looks great :)

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  17. This is a really lovely idea! And a fab way to refresh an old or thrifted bag. Ideas!

    Alli xx

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  18. This is really great, i love it :)

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  19. so cute! i need to make this.

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  20. Agh this is amazing. Thanks for the DIY. Don't know how I stumbled on your blog, but I'm so glad I did! Newest follower over here :)

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  21. It's great! I love the bag, you have been beautiful! xx

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  22. So need to do this! Ahh can't wait! Thanks for sharing girly :)

    Cristina Marie
    C'est Une Belle Vie

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  23. Such a great idea! And you are gorgeous as always

    xo Emily

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  24. wow what a lovely DIY <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  25. I love the looks of this and the Fall colors! -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no

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  26. Great project! I love the effect. Very clever, and it fits your style perfectly.

    However, I think it is properly phrased as 'woven' :)


    Whiskey for Breakfast

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  27. This is sooooooooo rad! Love it.
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  28. Gorgeous!

    Nora

    http://notenora.blogspot.com

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  29. Wauw that bag is amazing,
    you're such a talent!
    Blog blog is still amazing!

    xoxo

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  30. oh i love this! what a great idea, it looks so cute :)

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  31. Kinsey, this diy is unbelievable! I love love love it! not sure if i've got the sewing capabilities for it but am definitely going to give it a whirl.

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  32. that bag is so pretty!
    it seems to be an easy project. but the result is so awesome!

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog - thanks for sharing!

    doro K.

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  33. Thanks for the tutorial! I made a bag:

    http://www.samsterstyle.blogspot.ca/2013/10/pretty-leaves-and-woven-satchel_30.html

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