Hi everyone, today I’m sharing this very stylish leather looking designer handbag.
This is a very simple bag, it’s the pillow embossing folder and chain detail that turn it into a designer style handbag.
I used the 3D Gemini ‘Studded Leather’ embossing folder, this was purchased some months ago now and unfortunately, I can’t find any quilt style embossing folders anywhere, everywhere is sold out!
Please let me know if you find one so I can update this blog.
I love the matching mini gift card holder, it can easily hold more than one gift card & money.
To achieve the shine on the cardstock and the faux leather look I used gilding wax, mine is old however I’ve found some below which I think may work the same.
This Pearl Lustre one by Cosmic Shimmer may work.
Available from Amazon here.
Or maybe this Cosmic Shimmer Silver Dream, also available from Amazon here.
The chain detail is from an old necklace I had, I also have lots of broken jewelry which I like to keep and reuse on my gift bags. Charity shops are also a good place to find cheap costume jewelry or bags of broken bits.
The 25mm/1″ keyring hoops I purchased are from Amazon here.
To make this bag you will need…
2 pieces of 10.1/2 x 8″ black card for the front and back of the bag.
Score along the 10.1/2 side at 7″ & 10.1/2. Score at 8.1/2 about 3/4 of the way down.
Score along the 8″ side at 5″
2 pieces of 6.5/8 x 4.3/4 embossed cardstock to decorate the front and back.
1 piece of 7″ x 4″ black cardstock for the lid.
Score along the 4″ side at 3.1/2
1 piece of 3.1/4 x 6.1/8 embossed cardstock to decorate the lid.
2 pieces of 2″ x 3/4″ black cardstock to attach the chain handle to the bag.
1 piece of 5.1/2 x 3/4″ black cardstock for the handle on the chain.
Score along the 5.1/2 side at 3/4″ x 4.3/4
2 pieces of 5/8″ x 3.3/4 embossed black cardstock to decorate both sides of the handle on the chain.
1 piece of 6″ x 4.1/4 embossed black cardstock for the gift card wallet.
Score along the 6″ side at 2″ & 4.1/2
1″ circle punch or dies for the gift card wallet.
2.1/4 diameter circle die for the closure
16mm black velcro dots, mine are from Amazon here.
16mm magnets, mine are Rare Earth from eBay here.
15mm Glue dots, mine are from Amazon here.
x2 pieces of 5.1/2 chain.
Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made it.
I love the personalization on these, you could also have a number there instead for a special birthday, or maybe someone name.
I hope you enjoy today’s tutorial and remember to share anything you make inspired by my tutorials over on my Mixed Up Crafters Facebook group here.
Have a wonderful day.
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8 thoughts on “Stylish Designer Handbag”
You have always amazing ideas, this stylish bag is just stunning!
Hi Sam. I have a large A4 quilted embossing folded which I bought from ebay a few years ago. I believe it’s a Sue Wilson one. As far as I know it’s still available
Hi Sam, I have an A4 embossing folder (pattern Sweet Lattice) from CraftS Too. Bought off ebay this week.
Hi Sam, Stampin Up also do a 3d quilted embossing folder. It is called Tufted.
What an amazing project – love it!
Sam, I think you’ve outdone yourself in creating this gorgeous stylish bag!!! I just love it & must make one or a few for gifts……TY ever so much.
Thank you 🙂
I’ve now got the same one 🙂