Finishing Touches: Tribal Print Bookbag

I made this bookbag some time ago and later decided to add the finishing touches to get it ready for its' closeup.

Tassels are easy to make and very on trend this season so I decided to add a couple as dangling accessories to this bookbag.

In general you only need to know four steps to make a Tassel: 1) Mark it, 2) Slice it, 3)Roll It, & 4) Add the Hardware.

Adding tassels to a bookbag is like sprinkling it with *Instant Chic*.

The final three steps I took were as follows - 1) Laced up the bookbag with a padded leather drawstring 2) Added a sliding leather keeper 3) Added two silver end-caps to the drawstring ends for a clean finish.

The final three steps I took were as follows: 1) Laced up the bag with a padded leather drawstring, 2) Added a sliding leather keeper to the drawstring, & 3) Finished the drawstring off with silver metallic endcaps for a refined look.

All packed up and ready to go :) My favorite feature of this book bag is the full grain black leather against the colorful tribal printed canvas. Stay tuned for my next post where I style it up and rock it around the city.

Until Next Design,