Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Boho Festival Bags

I've been seeing amazing Boho Bags and Purses all over Pinterest so I thought it was time to make a few.  Since I save every scrap of fabric and piece of yarn, it just made sense.  So this project even more fun, I enlisted the help of my awesome assistant, Julie.  When we were done with our bags we  had a serious "modeling" competition so you'll have to watch the video and vote for WHO WORE IT BEST!  In the mean time, grab your big box of craft stuff and go to town making these beautiful boho bags.  Remember to mix up your patterns and textures. 
Oh, and always MAKE YOUR MARK!
 It's all about the fringe!
 An up close of Julie's creation
I used a faux agate for my closure
Watch how to make them here!
E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
Thrift store purses
Various colorful fabrics
Sequin appliques
Americana Decoupage for Fabric
E-6000 Glue
DecoArt Patent Leather Paint
Trims, ribbons, yarn and fringe
1.  Paint around the flap of the purse with DecoArt Patent Leather paint
*Awesome paint for leather and vinyl
2. Glue fabric on the flap of the purse with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
3.  Decoupage another fabric on the body of the purse with Americana Fabric Decoupage
4.  Glue fringe around the fabric on the flap 
5.  Cut very long pieces of rtim and glue them to the base of the body of the purse and let dry
6.  Cover the ends of the fringe with large sequin appliques (or lace)
7.  Glue more trim around the edges
8.  Tie tassels and more trim to the rings on the side of the purse that hold the straps
9.  Glue a large piece of jewelry (or agate slice like I did) over the closure
10. Stencil flowers and swirls on the body of the bag with DecoArt Patent Leather Paint
11.  Decoupage fabric on the flap with Americana Fabric Decoupage
12.  Glue long fringe on the base of the bag with E-6000 Fabri-Fuse
13.  Cover the tops of the fringe with large sequin appliques
14.  Ad more sequin appliques on the front
15.  Done!
Ready for Coachella!