DIY: Snakeskin Handbag Inspired By Jimmy, Bottega, M.Kors And All The Rest

Who doesn’t love a snakeskin bag? Clearly Halle, Jennifer (carrying Adriana Castro) and Beyonce are big fans! Well so am I, but let’s be honest that Jimmy Choo bag Beyonce is rocking cost $3,000. There’s a Michael Kors python tote that I’m crushing on for Fall, but it’s gonna run around $2,200. Of course you can find them for cheaper, but why buy when you can DIY. This project is cheaper (around $20) and since were using faux snakeskin, a better alternative for our reptile friends.

Materials: Snakeskin Vinyl Fabric, Chain , Stapler (A heavy duty/ floral stapler works best. You can find at the hardware store for about $10)

You can use any kind of vinyl fabric. If you’re not into prints or can’t get your hands on any, your fabric store should carry vinyl in an array of colors. Check out the selection snake print vinyl my fabric store had. I can make this bag in every color (and I probably will)!

Your fabric should be about 36 inches in length and 18 inches in width. You can adjust the measurements depending on how big/small you want your bag to be.

Fold your fabric in half so that the backside is showing. Draw a straight line up from the fold, leaving 2 inches on each edge for seam allowance

Use your stapler to close up the edges of the fabric. Be sure not to leave any gaps between staples so that the seam is secure.

Once both sides are stapled, flip the bag right-side out.


Now for the handles. At the top of the bag, place about two holes 8 – 10 inches apart.

Use eyelets to secure the holes. You can pick up an eyelet kit form your local fabric store. My kit cost $3.45 and it came with all the tools and loads of extra eyelets. It’s a very easy process. Just read the directions that come with the kit. If you can get your hands on a kit then you can just create holes in your bag and run the chain through.


15 responses

  1. soo cool! love it!

    August 25, 2011 at 8:43 am

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  3. NatasHa

    Perfect DIY! So simple and chic,I love it!!

    August 25, 2011 at 10:21 am

  4. FAN-freaking-TASTIC!
    I was looking for a really good handbag diy and girl, you have delivered. Well done!

    F.ashion A.rt M.usic I. Love. You.

    Raheli: Art. Blog

    August 25, 2011 at 3:37 pm




    August 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm

  6. Love it!

    August 28, 2011 at 6:00 pm

  7. This is very cool. Love the result. Well done.
    Also, like the snakeskin fabric you picked… that shade of gray or silver? Really nice!

    August 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm

  8. Oh my goodness!!! Right up my alley! This bag is so cute and I love that it’s handmade! 🙂

    August 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm

  9. stapling rather than sewing is a very brilliant idea =) looks great 😉

    September 23, 2011 at 1:37 pm

  10. aileen

    Love this!!

    September 26, 2011 at 11:11 am

  11. Allyson

    You make stuff looks so easy. I’m tempted to try

    October 4, 2011 at 7:11 am

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  13. Hayley

    I hope isn’t real skin 😦 poor animals

    August 18, 2012 at 4:31 pm

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