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DIY Summer Basket Bag

Summer is the season to try something new. When you’re ready to upgrade your collection of seasonal accessories, a DIY summer basket bag may be just what you’ve been longing to carry.

This project is right on trend without going over-budget. It’s a wonderful DIY when you’re aiming for high-fashion while upcycling products you already have at home. You don’t even need a sewing machine for this one!

Gather Materials to Get Started

Creating a one-of-a-kind DIY summer basket bag doesn’t take long. To get started, you’ll just need to gather a few items that you likely have on-hand. Go ahead and leave the sewing machine in the closet and grab the following instead.

  • A basket without a handle
  • Leather scraps
  •  Ruler
  •  Needle
  • Embroidery floss (any color will do)
  • Boxcutter
  • Leather hole punch

Step-By-Step Instructions for a Beautiful DIY Summer Basket Bag

  1. Cut your leather scraps using a boxcutter to the length you would like your bag handle or handles to be. For a more tote-inspired look, consider cutting them a bit longer. For a final result that resembles more of a handbag, stay on the shorter side.
  2. Punch two or three holes on each end of the leather straps as connection points.
  3. Decide where you want your handles located on the basket. Use a ruler to make sure they are evenly positioned on both sides.
  4.  Knot a length of embroidery floss through a needle. Pick a color that stands out or blends in seamlessly with the design of the basket.
  5. Thread the embroidery floss through the basket and leather strap hole several times (4 to 5 usually works) to create a secure handle.
  6.  Repeat step 5 for every hole punched in the leather handle.
  7. Triple knot the thread inside the basket before cutting the needle loose.
  8. Once all of the handles are secure, your bag is ready to carry!

Goldstar Tool

Taking time to create a DIY summer basket bag is the perfect project for the fashionista that lives in all of us! You don’t have to be savvy with a sewing machine to make something that will have all your friends wondering where you purchased an item so stylish!

When you need the materials to get this summer basket bag underway, reach out to Goldstar Tool. We’d also love to see your finished product on Instagram and Facebook when it’s ready to carry.