Okay, so you know how I just LOVE to take things apart? Things like leather handbags and jackets? Many times when deconstructing handbags, I end up with something like the picture shown above.
It's the inside zipper and surrounding finished leather. Of course, I reuse the zipper. But those little leather thingies really perplexed me. Until now...
Punch or drill two holes in each end.
The edges are already perforated from the original stitching.
Take leather or ribbon - about 15 inches long-ish.
Thread it through the back of one side and lay the other end on top to bring the leather through.
OR...bring it through the back of both sides, side-by-side, and to the front. Then tie the leather.
Ta-da. Easy or what? Just imagine what you could add into the perforated holes?
charms, stones, beads. You could use nicer leather and add beads to the tie ends.
The possibilities are endless.
Hope you were inspired.