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How To: Make a Stylish Hardware Handbag

Hardware Handbag stepsErica Domesak/ P.S. I Made This…

What You Need

Canvas Tote
Hinges (available at hardware stores)
Needle and Thread
Skinny Belt
Spray Paint


1.Place the lock on a sheet of newspaper in a well-ventilated area and paint. Let dry.

2.Stitch hinges flat below the handles of the bag. Be sure to reinforce the stitches through the holes several times.

3.Cut slits wide enough for the belt to go through on the front of the bag and two on the sides.The belt needs to loop through the front of the bag and the inside.

4.Loop the belt through the holes and attach the lock.


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