Hello DIY‘er!! Today, a very warm day in the middle of August, let’s make a resume of the full collection of the DIY travel kit! If you haven’t gone on vacation yet or you have planned a getaway later on this year, be sure to see how cool the complete travel kit is and how you can make each of these pieces. This summer I don’t have much vacation time, but i’ll take the opportunity for a little getaway next week and I’ll have an excuse to use my complete kit. I can not wait! Happy summer DIY‘ers !!!
Hello DIY‘ers! Let’s close a long week just about pineapples…the Pineapple week! with a very simple and fun DIY. We will customize a fabric pouch with faux crystals forming mini pineapples.
If you just tuned the blog now, you can see the DIY pineapple week here :
Hello DIY‘ers! Happy Monday to you! I’m very exited because I’m going to America in some days to my brother’s graduation… And of course I can’t go on this trip without some DIY pieces. Summer is almost here and most of us will do a little vacation trip too, right? So I created a DIY Travel Kit, with different pieces for your convenience when traveling. So let’s start with an easy one, let’s make a DIY makeup bag.
The problem I’ve had with makeup bags, is that it’s almost inevitable that eye shadow, eyeliner or blush ends up staining the bag inside… and your cute makeup bag ends up looking like a piñata of colors and stains inside, and there’s no way to clean that! So with this bag, I decided to make it with a plastic liner to make it very easy to clean with a damp cloth if any accident happens. So let’s start, DO IT YOURSEL TRAVEL KIT starts now!
Hello DIY‘ers! In today’s post I’ll show the (anti – theft) DIY backpack that I used while in Thailand, and that I currently use in Barcelona (especially if I take the subway). This backpack has a hidden zipper in a fold, which only allows you to open the bag taking the backpack of, This way nobody can be able to take anything out without you knowing it… Do you like this idea!? Go ahead and learn how to make yours !
Never underestimate the power of a cool bag! And especially this one, the famous “transparent satchel” designed by Geneva from the blog A Pair & a Spare for the DIY web selling materials Wander and Hunt . Geneva has been so kind to send me this kit that comes with everything you need to make this bag. It’s so cool and with a clean and simple design that makes it very easy to match with different styles and looks .
I have prepared a DIY for this bag, as I am the kind girl who carries A LOT! in my bags and not very organized… I created an organizer for your bag with divisions you can bring inside so your most intimate belongings are not shown (flushed face). You can choose a fabric with a fun pattern, and you can make several organizers to exchange according to your look of the day . And wen you are in a hurry and need to change bags, just take the organizer out and put it in another bag without fear that you’ve forget nothing on the way… Continue reading
As typical of summer and vacations, its’ season for trips and getaways! And for our travels we can’t miss a DIY snap.
Let’s do a cover or “case” for our passports, to protect it and carry it with more grace and style. It’s a super easy tutorial and you have thousands of options to customize it to your liking.
The famous fanny pack or belt purse used in the 80-90’s, are back. It consists of a bag tied around the waist or hips with a belt or chain. This type of bag is ideal for traveling comfortable and safe, also for biking, for a nice long walk or for a good festival or concert … This complement has gone from being a retro and outdated piece that only tourists used to be a very chic and cool purse that can complete your best look this spring and summer.
In this DIY tutorial I will show you how easy it is to make a DIY Belt purse using a bag or purse from Grandma’s closet or a second hand purse to make this complement with a cool and vintage look …
What’s better than to make your own complements from scratch? You can choose size, color, materials, details and finishes that you prefer. As this DIY Tote bag with fringes with a hippie-chic style, very easy to make and goes great with your jeans or shorts this season.
Do you dare to make a bag from scratch?!
- Canvas fabric
- Fringed strips
- Marking chalk
- Sewing Machine
1. Cut 4 rectangles using a magazine as a size guide + 2cm on each side.
2. Cut two strips of 60cm x 8cm strips for the handles and a rectangle for the pocket about 20cm x 15 cm.
* If you want you can use chains for the handles instead of the strips of fabric.
3. To make the handles: fold the strip with the right part of the fabric in and sew.
4. Turn around the strips so they are ready.
5. First make the lining: Fix the pocket you cutted in one of the rectangles for the lining.
6. Sew the sides leaving the pocket in and leave a piece ar the side open so you can flip the bag out when finished. (See photo)
7. Start sewing one side of the bag with another side. Mark with chalk horizontal lines to fix the fringes.
8. Fix the fringe strips on each marked line with pins and sew them to the bag.
9. Turn the bag with tassels in and close the bottom and the side.
10. Place the handles on the bag leaving a margin of 8cm to each side.
11. Now you can attach the lining to the bag. With the lining upside down insert the bag.
12. When you have it positioned in side (seams with seams) and the lining bag. Fix with pins and sew all around it.
13. Remember you left an open part in the lining on the side … Now use it to pull the bag out through there. When you have the bag close the lining side.
14. Place the zipper with a few stitches by hand or machine leaving a margin of about 2-4 cm from the top edge.
15. Finish it up with sewing machine stitch in the top to strengthen the handles.
This season we see the strong oriental trend coming back … I also wanted to join this trend … because I love it! I decided to do a DIY project for our coins with an asiatic touch.
In this tutorial I will show you step by step how to sew a coin purse decorated with stitchings to create a fan effect with an oriental chic look!
On one of my trips to oriental bazaars I came across a knitted carpet made of different colored fabrics… I found it to be an excellent material to make a bag and the rug did not cost me more than 2€! Check out the tut on how I made this “Rug Clutch”.