*a (preferably faux or vintage/second hand) leather bag
*an X-acto knife
*a needle and thread
about 45 mins per row
$2.50 + shipping
studded bag diy
So I bought a bunch of spikes online and I saw these red studs on sale. I was feeling impulse buy-y so I bought 200. They were WAY bigger than I thought they would be. I decided to use them to add a bit of color to my boring black bag.
First I cut open the lining.
The good thing about round studs is the usually only have two prongs--which means less work.
If you read this blog you know I never measure. I started from the middle and made a little slit with my knife and stuck one of the prongs through the hole. Then I eyeballed where the other slit should go.
After I bent the prongs down, this is what it looked like underneath.
Now do it 95 more times.
I watched Practical Magic while I did this so it wasn't so bad.
My fingers hurt by the end.
Then sew the lining closed and that's it!
Does this make me punk now?