When I saw this Dollar Tree rug, all I could think of was how I could make a boho chic purse from it. And of course, the tassel and color is what sparked this idea. It was then that I knew I had several outfits this would look cute with a boho purse. Furthermore, an extra idea I had was making it into another wall hanger. As a matter of fact, you can watch the replay video below!
In addition to that, if you haven’t seen the boho chic wall hanger I made, check it out here -> https://designsbytalisalindsay.com/diy-dollar-tree-boho-hanger/
Let’s get into how i made a boho chic purse: You’ll need
* Dollar Tree cloth rug with tassel
* Measuring tape
* Some sort of rope ( for closure and straps
* Sewing machine( surebond or hand sewing will do)
* Jean pocket (optional)
Firstly, measure the rug from the top to the tassels, it should be 24 inches. Then, just fold it in half to match up ends together.
Secondly, you’ll want to cut 12 inches across the width so that the fabric is in half.
In order for it to have the option to be a crossbody purse, I took left over materials from a Dollar Tree mop head that we used last week in my other Shabby Chic Boho Blog Post. Additionally, I laid it across my body to get an estimation of how long the strap would need to be.
Further more, cut the material into three strands. Afterwards, you can tie them together at one end, leaving enough space for a cute tassel look.
Similarly, lay the rope down folding the top of it over the rug. Likewise to other steps, we will need this for the measurements of closure, this is where you will be feeding your rope through.
Like yours should, mine measured about 1 1/2 inches.
Finally, sew a basic stitch across the top and make sure that you do back stitches at the beginning of the stitch at the end of the stitch. Doing this locks in the stitch so that your purse doesn’t break apart. In the same fashion, if sewing is not your thing, you can use sure bond glue for a stitch-less purse.
Also after stitching the top, I pinned the three sides together and sewed them together from there, completing the purse.
Together with a kebab stick, you can feed your rope through the openings, making it simple to pull the rope through.
To conclude, the last part I did was adding a jean pocket to the front, with lace over the top of the tassels and trim over that. I love this Dollar Tree DIY Boho style purse for less that $2 . It is an Extraordinary DIY that I am very happy with.
The pocket added to the front is perfect for my sunglasses. Tell me what do you think of this DIY? Make sure to follow me over on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. Check out the blog for other DIYs like this one!
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