Designer DIY: Foley & Corinna

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A few months ago I had the pleasure of meeting up with Anna Corinna (of Foley & Corinna) for a little Designer DIY.  We took one of Foley & Corinna’s classic bags (the frame tote!) and added a little animalistic touch to it, giving it an edigier touch and transforming it into something one of a kind.  I love that Anna chose to make a snake… after all, this is supposed to be the year of the snake, right?

If you have a sewing machine (or are patient at hand-sewing) and a few scraps of leather this is something you can very easily do at home…  it’s such a great way to add interest to an old basic.

Be sure to come back a little later this week – I have another little DIY collab with F&C coming soon.

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Foley & Corinna Inspiration Board

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We started out with this bag… and this illustration of a snake, by Anna.

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Anna made a copy of her illustration, and then we cut it out to use it as a stencil.

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She then laid it out over a few different scraps of python skin and cut out the snake.

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We laid it out over the bag to see how it would look… and then used a little bit of glue to hold it in place.

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And then laid out eyes and a little sliver of red for the tongue.

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And then it was over to the (heavy duty) sewing machine.  Anna’s seamstress carefully sewed the snake to the bag.

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All beautifully sewn on!

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We then glued the eyes to the snake…

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And we were done!

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{Thank you Foley & Corinna for a fun morning!}

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  1. Lauren says 8.5.13

    such a cool experience! hope you are feeling better, grace.

  2. Simple Savvy says 8.5.13

    Love Foley & Corinna! Looks like you had fun. very cool diy!

    Alia

  3. LulabiButik says 8.11.13

    thats so cool but im not sure that i can deal with the sewing part 🙁