I have been searching for an affordable cross-body bag for quite some time now. Since I’m not the type to spend large amounts of money on clothing or accessories, you can imagine the difficulty of this search.
However, while wandering through one of my favorite discount stores I stumbled upon this little guy, and his $3 price tag!
My first thought was, “Dang! That would be perfect without the fur.” Then I realized that I owned scissors and that sometimes, when hunting for a bargain, you have to make items perfect for yourself!
The fur was sown into the seam in the center of the flap. All I had to do was follow along the seam with my scissors and cut it out. There were random pieces of faux fur sticking out from underneath the flap after cutting. So, I very carefully used a lighter to melt them and a toothpick to smooth them into the seam.
Now, I have my very own cross-body bag! Don’t let a good deal slip through your fingers! Try to look past embellishments that you don’t like, and see if you can find a way to create a piece that you love.