A bow from an old hello kitty stuffed toy sewed to the braided fabric from a bag strap. You could use velcro strips or do what I did and using snap button as the belt closure(?). And you’re done.
It’s an easy and simple project. All you need are four shoelaces, two ribbon crimps, jump rings and a lobster clasp.
All you have to do:
1. Sew one end of the shoelaces together. Or you could use glue. 2. Start braiding. I did it in fishtail style.
3. When you’re done, sew the other end and close both ends with ribbon crimp. Attach a jump ring to one end and a lobster clasp to the other. 4. And you’re done.
From a pair of pants, into a skirt, and ended up as a tote bag. As you can see, it’s a regular ‘jeans’ bag from a skirt/pants with additional fabric belt for closure and accent. I think it’s simple but quite pretty and not too girly. 🙂