DIY: Versatile Faux Fur Bag

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After a lot of thinking I decided to finish making the bag I mentioned yesterday for today’s post. I got this idea from a runway picture on my phone where a small fur bag was attached to the model’s waist belt. I have been considering making a trendy version of “the fanny pack” (please tell me there is another name for it, it’s horrible) for a very long time and I finally got around to it.

To see the rather long process of making this bag (I worked on it for two days; not all the time though.) keep reading. If you like this post don’t forget to follow, comment, like and share!

I used the things in the picture below along with:

  • Pins
  • Fabric marker
  • Glue
  • Sewing machine

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  • The first thing I did was to cut the lining and the faux fur and I cut them about 28×55 cm, you can make the lining slightly smaller.

  • Next I folded the faux fur like in the picture, I pinned it and then sewed along the sides.
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  • I also folded the edges on the “the lid” of the bag, pinned them in place and then sewed along the edges.

  • Next I took my elastic bands and cut them in the same length and then sewed along the edges to keep them from fraying.
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  • Then I pinned them at the back of the bag and sewed them in place (It’s better if you do as one of the first steps but I didn’t think this whole process through completely.) The reason why I add these is to be able to attach the bag to a belt.
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  • Next I used an extra piece of faux fur and traced around the button that I plan to add to the bag later.

  • I cut out the circle and cut off the excess fur.
  • Then I glued the piece on to the button and set it aside to dry.
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  • Then I moved on to the lining and I start by folding the edges making sure to keep right width and length to fit neatly on the inside of the bag. Then I sewed close to the edges all around.
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  • Next I folded the lining like I did before with the faux fur keeping the “pretty” side facing inward.
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  • Once the lining was finished I pinned it in place inside the bag.

  • And then I sewed along the edges.

  • Finally I sewed the button in place as well as a loop to close the bag with. I also added two loops on either side of the bag to attach bag straps and/or keychains.
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I am really happy with the results and I can’t wait to use it! If you would like to see how I made the key chains check out the post from yesterday.

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 Have a lovely day!

-Frida

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