I’m so happy to have finally done this DIY! Ever since the Alexander Wang ‘Rocco‘ satchel came out, I’ve wanted it but told myself it would be better to create my own version instead of shelling out major bucks. Fast forward a few months and I finally found a great bag at Urban Outfitters that fit my criteria- the pebbled leather look, top handles and a strap, same silhouette, and medium sized. I bought the spikes (and some studs) here.
I measured the surface where the spikes were going and left a half inch border (so they wouldn’t be on the edge). Then I drew a grid on the page so that each spike would sit over the intersection of the vertical and horizontal lines. This way, I could lay the page over the bag and see about where to cut the hole.
(I also cut the lining of the bag so I could later sew it back together and not have to see the screws from the inside.)
Using an X-acto knife, I cut holes into the leather (eyeballing it after I lay the paper over it to gauge the location) and stuck the screws through from the inside of the bag.
Screw the spikes on by hand.
And you’re finished!
Hopefully this inspired you to make your own DIY. If you have any questions or if I didn’t explain something well, just ask in the comments. Be sure to check back tomorrow for an outfit post using this purse!!