DIY J. Crew Cinch Bag

Woohoo for J Crew Cinch Bag
Woohoo for J Crew Cinch Bag

If you're trying to look effortlessly stylish, this striped purse is the perfect accessory to pull your look together. This DIY J. Crew Cinch Bag is inspired by all of the classics—Kate Spade, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and, of course, J Crew. This DIY purse tutorial is great for intermediate sewists who have made a few tote bags and are ready to step up their bag game. By the end of only an afternoon, you will be ready to go out on the town and show off your work!

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Time to CompleteIn an evening

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Love the bold fabric that's been used for this bag and the rope decoration is perfect. I also have a friend who does fabulous leather work and who makes all my leather handles and straps. So now all I need do is get to going through my fabrics to find something that will complement this very nice pattern.

I really love the ties you have put on your bag. As someone who used to bike to the swimming pool every day in the summer, this would be a fantastic tote for the pool. For pool use, I would HIGHLY recommend using a water proof fabric on the inside of the tote to prevent wet swim suits from getting the bag wet. The pool I used to swim in used a lot of chlorine. My hair, even after being showered at the pool, used to drip on my dark colored tops and bleach them out in spots. I was doing tie dye before tie dye was invented!!

What a super cute looking designer bag and it is so much cheaper than buying a J. Crew bag. I do love the blue stripe fabric but I can also see it done out of bold prints too. I love that it has a place to put your key so you do not have to search for them and I love the rope ties to give it some character too. This cinch bag can be used for the beach or anywhere. It is a little harder for some and says Interminate but it is doable if you read carefully. Nice bag.

This is so adorable (and so much more budget-friendly the buying a J.Crew bag)!


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