For me this summer is all about tassels, fringing, long dangly bits that move in the breeze and reveal sun-kissed skin. There’s something opulent in the organic way fringing moves, swaying individually, but surging all as one. It appears I’m not the only one obsessed with these tasselled delights. Basically if you can wear it, you can get a tassel on it. And why not!? I love this Miu Miu Fringed Leather Bag. Most of us will have a black leather handbag lying around unused somewhere. Why not give it a new lease of life?
1. Measure the length of the bag and how long you want your tassels to be. You’ll want them hanging down below the bag. Add an inch to each side (you can trim later) and cut these measurements out of your faux leather.
2. Cut the leather into strips leaving around an inch of fabric uncut along the top. It’s easiest to do this with a ruler and rotary cutter, but scissors will work if you’re careful.
3. Glue the strip onto the bag using really strong fabric glue and leave to dry.
If you want a more wanderlust vibe you could use faux suede or a tribal patterned fabric on a canvas/colourful bag to create a softer look instead. Perfect for the beach or a lazy Sunday shopping trip. The choice is yours!