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DIY Boho Tassel and Fringe Purse

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DIY Bohemain Tassel Purse madeinaday.com

I’ve had this cute bohemian satchel for awhile now, and since the whole tassel fringe trend has taken over, I knew I could give this well loved purse a makeover!

I added some, DIY fringe, upholstery tassels, tiny dingle ball trim and one of my DIY Rope Tassels. The old girl was a little worn out from tons of use, but now with her new groovy facelift, she is fabulous!!! I love it!!! Here’s what I did~

DIY Boho Tassel and Fringe Purse



Bohemian Satchel Purse before makeover madeinaday.com


DIY T-shirt Fringe trim Jersy knit

Cut the t-shirt across the center with sharp scissors. Do not cut ends off yet. Take the center piece of t-shirt and fold in half. Cut long 5 to 6 inch strips into the fabric to make the fringe.

Unfold and cut one end open so you have one long strip of fringe. Fold the fabric over at the top of the fringe and hot glue it down so you have a neat edged hem.

Hot glue Tshirt fringe to purse

Fold the fabric over at the top of the fringe and hot glue it down so you have a neat edged hem.

DIY Boho Handbag

Add the fringe to the purse edges with hot fabric glue and gun. I added another strip of the left over fringe to the bottom of the purse. Add your tassel fringe to the front edge of the purse and then two strips down the front with the hot glue.

**You may need to work with the look of the purse you are using to place your accents. Add the orange trim to the top edge of the purse with hot glue.

Clip a rope tassel to the back of the button on the front closure. Trim the fringe on the bottom of the purse and that’s it!! Love, love, love it! I can’t wait to wear this on vacation this year! I hope you liked this post! If so Please Tweet it!

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    Your re-fashioned bag looks awesome. As soon as I read your post I dug up a loved-for-many-years, but now less exciting bag from a long ago trip to Guatemala, some left over pompom trim from a similarly long ago throw pillow project, an old tee shirt that never fit quite right and the remains of some green Rit and was on my way to refashioned fabulousness. I tea-dyed the pom poms to go with the aged look of the bag, dyed the shirt to better go with the green on the bag and then followed your wonderful instructions to make my old bag fun and stylish again.

    I have do have a question for you though – has your bag ever gotten wet? And if so, what did you do to overcome the curling of the tee shirt fringe? My fringe looked awesome right after cutting it, but then it got wet and now all the little strands are curled up into tight little strings that look a little sparse and tattered. I still love my new old bag, but I’m hoping there’s a way to bring it back to its post-makeover glory.

    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      No, my bag has not gotten wet. You could though trim the scraggles and maybe iron the fringe back down smooth. Worse case scenario you could pull the jersey knit off and add more or trim the old down and glue new fringe right over the old fringe. I hope this helps! Spo glad you tried my re-fashion!

      1. Vanessa skeen says:

        Kim…would you consider selling me you bag? I absolutely LOVE it!!!!!!

        1. Hi Vanessa,
          That’s s sweet that you love it! Unfortunately, my daughter owns it now. So I can not sell it.

  2. Diane Isonhood says:

    I love this bag!! Would you consider making me one? I’d be happy to buy one it and I’ve never done this before. But it’s so adorable!
    Thx, Diane

    1. Hi Diane,
      At this time I am not making these to sell. It is something I have considered, but not at this time. If I do they will be in an Esty store. So watch for that. Thanks so much for loving my bag and stopping by.

  3. What a cool purse! Thanks for sharing at our Link it Or Lump it party.

  4. Your “new” bag is fabulous! I love all the tassels. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party. I hope you join us again tomorrow.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

  5. This is seriously adorable! Love it! Thanks for sharing over at Link It or Lump It!

  6. I love how the purse came out. Great tutorial, I love purses and this one above is too cute!

  7. MariaElena says:

    Too cute! And great tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesdays at Our home. Enjoy your day! Maria

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