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Make It : Beaded Bags

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I've long been eying the amazing beaded accessories that many designers did this season ... just couldn't afford a single one of them. So I decided to make my own ... scaled down and simplified maybe, but then again I prefer that anyway.

These bags were the results and in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living I show you how to make them ... for yourself, or as a gift.

All you need is a leather  zip pouch (we like these and these), some left over fabric - a pattern and a solid, and a few seed beads or sequins. Let the pattern inspire you to follow it's stripes, circles or centers of a flower.  (more detailed how to is on our website). Voilà- you now have your own beaded, 'designer bag' (without the price tag)

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