Crossbody bags are all the rage right now. Not only are they super stylish, but they’re really convenient too, especially if you have one that’s a phone holder, purse, and wallet in one.
A lot of the time these crossbody bags are super expensive, but not anymore. In fact, you can make one of these for only $3!
The secret is recycling an old bag. I got mine from the thrift store, and you can make this from whatever material you prefer. It’s super easy to transform.
DIY Crafts TV made theirs without any sewing whatsoever, but if you want your bag to be extra secure, a sewing machine and a heavy duty needle and thread will work perfectly.
Otherwise, hot glue works fine. The majority of what you’ll be doing is cutting pieces of you fabric (they use faux leather,) and pasting it in place with other pieces of faux leather.
Regardless of how you decide to sew this up, it will end up being pretty sturdy and definitely stylish. I personally adore how mine turned out!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started on your own:
- an old bag
- hot glue or sewing machine
You’ll first want to get ahold of your fabric of choice. You’ll want it to be something durable, like fake leather or canvas. Then, you’ll cut your pieces. Watch the video below for those proportions.
Then, stitch or glue those together and add your zipper(s). Then make and add your strap and any hardware you may need, and you’re done and good to go!
Check out the video below for more. Then make one yourself!