How to Make a Designer Waist Bag (AKA a Better Fanny Pack)

This week Jenni puts together a DIY project inspired by the waist packs (aka Fanny Packs) shown on Diane Von Furstenberg’s spring/summer 2011 runway.

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The updated fanny pak, is the perfect way to carry your keys, phone, credit cards and lipgloss hands free and shielded from the rain.

A pencil case, craft pouch, or makeup bag will work!

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Supplies: Case from H&M, carabiner, gluegun, chain, ribbon.

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Cut a piece of 2″ ribbon and thread through the last chain link, and fold in half.

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Glue the folded ribbon together with your hot glue gun, then glue to your case.

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Repeat on the opposite side, adding your carabiner in between the chain and the ribbon. Use the opening in the carabiner to put your waist bag on and off.

For more do-it-yourself projects check out Jenni Radosevich’s website www.ispy-diy.com.

Catherine Brock

Owner and Editor at The Budget Fashionista
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
Catherine Brock