Tutorials

Super Simple Purse Strap

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FINALLY!!

Our move is complete and we are unpacked. I am so glad to have that behind us. Things are starting to get back into a routine and I am so happy for that.

In the process of moving, I somehow lost my CROJO. Talk about a bummer!

I made a post in my Community Group asking for an instant gratification project to help  me out of my funk. The response was AWESOME. There were lots of great ideas. From those ideas, I chose to go with a small clutch/crossbody bag.

You can find the FREE pattern for the Dayla Clutch/Crossbody Bag HERE!!!

I knew that I wanted a simple strap to go with it so I scoured my yarn stash and found myself inspired by some Sashay yarn that I have had FOREVER. Please don’t fret if you don’t have any Sashay yarn hidden away in your stash. This will work great with any super bulky – size 6 yarn.

This strap is very sturdy and can be used for any purse. It could even be used as a replacement strap for a store bought purse.

Here is what you will need:

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Materials (Affiliate links)
Sashay Yarn or any super bulky- size 6 yarn
Size K 6.5mm Crochet Hook
Large/Blunt Needle
D-Rings
Crafting Scissors

Step 1: Attach the yarn to one of the D-Rings with a Double Knot.

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Step 2: Insert your hook through the center of the D-Ring

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Step 3: Grab your yarn and pull up a loop

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Step 4: Make a Chain by yarning over and pulling through. Continue to make a chain until you reach your desired length. You can find suggested lengths below.

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Type Inches
Wristlet 12
Handle 17
Shoulder Strap 24
Crossbody Strap 45

Step 5: Once desired length is met, insert your hook into the second D-Ring. If you are making a wristlet, attach it to the same D-Ring that your other side is attached to.

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Step 6: Slip Stitch around the D-Ring to attach it.

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Step 7: Finish off by cutting the yarn and pulling it all the way through the loop on your hook.

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Step 8: Thread the “tail” through the large/blunt needle. Weave in and out of the chain 3-4 times. Cut the remaining tail.

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…and that’s it!!!

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Super simple, right?

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.

Until next time,

Kayla N.

 

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Faux Fur Pom Pom

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Guys you cannot buy pompoms this luxurious.. maybe on Etsy but my point is homemade is the way to go.. as a crafter, that is my philosophy for most things..
If you’re a crocheter and want the FREE pattern for this hat, you can get it by following this link:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/la-vie-en-rose-earflap-hatNow, I’ve bought A LOT of faux fur pompoms but I had to stop using them because of the weight alone! They are heavy! When I attach them to my hats, they bob around instead of being a nice secure pompom!

Do not be intimated, this is so easy you won’t believe it! They take 7-10 minutes and they are a fraction of the cost!

Materials:
Craft Fur (I got mine from Hobby Lobby for $2.99)
A large sewing needle
A strong thread
Scissors
Polyfill/fiberfill
​Sharpie
A Circle template for tracing. I used an old CD!

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​Step 1: Lay out your fur with the fur face down

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​Step 2: Trace around the CD or circle template. I used a Sharpie.

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​Step 3: Cut it out.

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Step 4:
With the needle and thread do a simple stitch around the edge. I’m no seamstress guys!

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​Step 5: Start to pull the circle closed and add a little polyfill.

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​Step 6: Pull it tight and tie a triple knot. Attach to hat! It’s that simple guys!

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… and that’s it guys! Easy peasy, right?
I hope this tutorial is helpful and I can’t wait to see your furry pompoms!!

Let’s keep in touch! I’d love to see photos of the finished project!
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Until next time. Many Thanks,
​Kayla