If you’re in the market for a large comfy bag for your every day necessities, this project is perfect for you. Grab some fresh watermelon juice and let’s get workin’!

As promised I will do my best to start listing all the materials you need for my DIY projects. For this project you will need (You can always see if you have any of these items at home):
Suede: 1 Yard/1 M
Curb Link Chain: 10ft/ 3 M. (Link Size Approximatively 10x15mm)
Revolving Hole Punch
Embroidery Floss: 2-3 skeins
Flat Nose Pliers
The bag measurements are very simple. I drew out a quick sewing pattern with all the dimensions. Don’t mind my architectural tick marks, that’s the only way I know how to do it since that’s what I went to school for:)  Click HERE to view the pattern.


Here is the video tutorial and if you decide to give this project a try tag your creation #DIYRunway on Instagram and Twitter. Also follow this blog via Bloglovin so you don’t miss a post.

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  • I love this, and I can’t wait to try it! You are so gorgeous!

    xx Joy

    • Evelina

      Thank you!<3

  • Caitlin

    How much did it cost to make your diy version of the Stella McCartney Falabella compared to the genuine version pricing at $1,190?

    • Evelina

      I would say about $40.

  • Serin

    Where did you buy your suede and other supplies? 🙂

    • Evelina

      It’s all listed in the post<3

  • Bebelusha Maya

    I love the design of your new blog,love all your videos,i`m your biggest fan(berry 🙂 )

    • Evelina

      Thank you<3

  • Oh wow ! I have wanted one. BUt making my own? even better !!! Thank you so much for this tutorial. I would love to send you a picture once done. Also, could you give me some more fabric options? Something tougher?

    Btw, i loved ur draw your life video. And it has inspired a couple of my buddies to scrapbook their journey so far and blog about it.

    – Archana.

    • Evelina

      Thank you, so glad you decided to give it a try. Maybe try faux leather or vinyl that’s as tough as it gets:) Good luck!

  • Lisa

    You are my diy queen Evelina! LOVE it <3

    • Evelina


  • You are plain genius Evelina! Wait scratch that… you’re a fairy godmother!!! I’ll definitely give this a try. ;D

  • Qijia Zhang

    Hi evelina I love ur DIY! For this bag,what’s the color of the suede u used? Royal blue?can I find it on the website u linked?:)

    • Evelina

      Thank you. I actually purchased it on sale from Joann 🙂

      • Qijia Zhang

        So can I find everything that I need at Joann’s?:)

        • Evelina

          Actually yes!:)

          • Qijia Zhang

            Thank u !!!!!!!im gonna try to make one this weekends then !!!:D

  • Too bad fashionfabricsclub’s shipping costs to Europe are quite expensive..
    But I’ll definitely search for a good deal at my local fabric market: it’s a lovely bag and not that difficult to make! I expecially love the colour you chose, great job!

    • by the way, I’m really happy you started this blog, I’m following you @ bloglovin’! <3

      • Evelina

        Thank you:)

  • Delphine

    So creative as always ! Love it !
    Good job with the new blog ans I can’t wait for the new launch of mintberry !!!!
    Take care

    • Delphine

      oops… meant Mintbarry !

  • Love your blog Evelina!
    I have followed you on youtube for a while and I love your DIY videos.
    Happy you have a blog 🙂
    Keep up the good work!

  • Love your blog Evelina!
    I have followed your youtube account for a while and I love your DIY videos <3
    I'm happy you made a blog 🙂
    Keep up the good work!

  • Amazing job this looks better then the authentic Stella!

  • yay, I love this bag and can’t wait to recreate my own :p
    I love your videos and you work extremely hard! it really shows 🙂
    I’m buying the materials right now :p

  • Kristina

    Cant wait to make this. Just one question is that faux or real suede? Thank you.

    • Evelina

      It’s faux.

  • Joana D’arc da Silveira

    è muito bonita, mais tem que se ter cuidado que tudo que Stella desenha é protegido por direitos autrorais!

  • Olga

    Hi! I felt in love with this bag and wanted to make my own. I bought suede, revolving hole punch. Although I didn’t buy curb link chain I wanted to start this DIY. It showed up that revolving hole punch doesn’t work on my too thin suede… 🙁

    Do you have any advice what can I do instead?

  • Adrienne

    I was wondering what color suede you used for your bag and the brand of the chains you bought. I’ve been to two Joann Fabrics, and I haven’t see a blue suede so vibrant in either! I also was wondering what brand of chains you bought because I haven’t seen the same chains at either Joann Fabrics either. I loved this DIY! Keep up the good work. 🙂

  • Dorothea

    Hey! I really like your idea! Did you use faux suede or real suede? 😀

    • Evelina

      Thank you. I used faux <3

  • Marion

    YEEEEAAH! My dream was to have this bag but it was too much expensive for me. But, NOW, thanks to you, I can have it in a lot of different colors! And…nobody really need to know that I made it :p

  • M. Lowe

    Which chain link length do you think would look best with the bag:(it’s weird question, but I really want to know)
    9mmx7mm or 12mmx17mm ?

  • Savannah

    hey evelina, I love this DIY! I’m thinking of making it for my best friends birthday, and she loves bright colours like the colour of the bag you made!

    what colour is it? I can’t find one without tones of grey in them..

  • Jane

    Great to have made your own bag, but why not create something original to make rather than a direct copy?
    I am not a huge fan of the original anyway but I still don’t get the idea of making someone else’s bag. It’s ok not to want or buy over priced designer bags but making a clone makes no sense at all………………

  • Ella

    Great that you delete comments telling you not to copy other peoples designs……Guess that says it all

    Tacky copy by the way.

  • Sara

    Hi evelina, in the video you said that you made the bag double, does that mean you have to use 2 yard of suede then? <3

  • Lisa

    Great idea! thanks a lot!
    For the pattern, weird but essential question, what is the unite? Is it centimeters? 🙂