A purse is a terrible thing to waste. However, after a while you realize it’s either completely broken down or heinous (unless it’s my Birkin…, oh wait- that was my dream last night). For this one, the latter. Its durable faux-leather exterior and chunky hardware worked as a cross body carry-all while I was in college, but now lacks any luster. I am a huge fan of metal and studs and anything that makes me look tougher than I am, so I figured this purse would be the first experiment to test my studding skills! The faux- leather was good practice until I work up the nerve to stud real leather, and I have to say- the purse is completely transformed! The project took less than 2 hours, and besides a hand cramp, the studding was super easy. You can get a beginner studding kit at StudsandSpikes, which comes with 2 kinds of studs and all the tools. Happy Studding!
Lay out the stud pattern design you want, and press spike into fabric to create imprint of holes with stud prongs
Poke holes entirely through fabric using the Dart Awl
Push stud through the holes, until you can see stud prongs on the reverse side of fabric. Using the Stud Prong Press, press the stud prongs down into the fabric
Complete rest of studs. Ta-dahhhhh!!! You have a completed, updated, rockabilly new purse!