Textured Bag Strap
The Flap Boy Bag with Hand-Embroidered Strap ($6900, 310.278.5505) was just one of the many decadent accessories featured in the Chanel Paris-Bombay Pre-Fall 12 show, but for obvious reasons it has remained our favorite piece from the collection. Melding the storied brand's classic quilted design with the punk rock spirit of the metal embellishments, the bag manages to be both very chic and utterly cool-definitely a season must-have!
All this lusting after one bag got us thinking about the ways in which we could make our own, so we called up Erica Domesek of P.S. I Made This to help guide us through the process. We're happy to report that with Domesek's easy-to-find ingredients and step-by-step instructions, you can create a covetable Chanel-inspired bag and still have enough money left over to snag all of your fall clothing essentials, making it a win-win!--Jessica Baker
-Flap Bag with Removable Straps ($39)
-Rock Steady Guitar Strap ($6)
-Collins Unique Stitch Fabric Glue ($6)
-9x9mm Studs (from $5)
-20mm Flat Back Rhinestones (from $8)
-Pearl Beads ($12/yard) (Per Domesek, feel free to pick whatever style you like.)
1. Lay the guitar strap flat on a large surface.
2. Randomly place the various studs, rhinestones, and pearl trim so that they cover the entire strap.
3. Once you are happy with the placement, use tweezers to secure the stud accents, then glue the rhinestones and pearl trim in place. Wait an hour or until completely dry.
4. Once the strap is completely dry, use carabiners to secure the guitar strap to your bag.