We are sooo excited to be hosting Coach's Fashion Night Out! We have partnered up with Coach this Thursday Sept. 6 to celebrate one of fashion's hottest nights at their flagship Coach store in NY. Special guest DJ Solange Knowles will be playing the tunes and other fabulous bloggers like: A Pair and A Spare, Because I'm Addicted and I Spy DIY will host with us and have also made DIY bags. We designed a customized Coach duffle bag that we will be rockin' at the event, and we will be showing you how to make it yourself. We took the iconic Coach duffle bag and denim-ized it by adding bleached out denim loops. Coach has created the "Kit" so you can mix and match tassels and straps to personalize your bag with your favorite colors!
Come and join us at Coach's 595 Madison store in NY, this Thursday Sept, 6th, from 6-8pm to party, hang and do crafts with us! Check out the DIY steps below to see how we made our bags. We can't wait to see you!
Here is how we made our DIY Coach Duffle bag:
Step 1: Supplies- Dark denim (non stretch), light denim (non stretch), white pencil crayon, scissors, hot glue gun, bleach, ruler and iron (optional)
Step 2: Use white pencil crayon to draw 1" strips on denim. Then cut 1" strips down selvedge on denim. Once you cut about 2" down on the denim and get it started, you will be able to rip it fast with your hands.
Step 3: Make sure that you have a lot of strips ripped in both light and dark denim and separate them into piles.
Step 4: Put half of the dark denim strips into a deep sink, and pour bleach gently onto pieces. Leave to sit for 10 minutes and then wash in washing machine and place in dryer. Do the same bleach process with half of the light denim. That way you will have a variety of bleached and non bleached pieces.
Step 5: It's optional to iron the strips once they are out of the dyer. We ironed each piece to make sure that the loops had the same texture on the bag. We also de-threaded the pieces so that they were neater looking.
Step 6: Use a ruler and cut piles of 6" strips.
Step 7: Cut strips of each denim colour. That way you have some light denim, light denim that is bleached, dark denim and dark denim with bleach.
Step 8: Take the 6" strips and use a dab of glue (from your hot glue gun) to connect them into loops. These are the loops that will be all over your bag.
Step 9: Glue the first row of loops directly onto the bag. And choose denim different colours to make it pop.
Step 10: When doing the second row of loops, lift up the row above to hide the second row underneath. It will give it a fringe effect. We left about 1 1/4" for spacing between each row.
Step 11: Cover front, back and side gussets with rows of loops.
Step 12: We changed the straps and tassels using the Coach Duffle kit and it's so cool because you can choose the color you want and customize your bag! Voila... your bag is finished!
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