For this particular tutorial, I am using my Balenciaga Money Wallet in Electric Blue. I think it's a shame that this beautiful color has to stay hidden within my purse so really wanted a way to showcase it :)
Side note: no wallet was harmed in the making of this tutorial so don't worry about any irreparable damage - this is a reversible process.
See tutorial after the jump:
What you'll need:
- Wallet - usually the long kind with a flap work best
- Matching chain - length depends on usage: wristlet, shoulder, or cross-body
- Smaller chain - a few links shorter than the length of your wallet (not needed for wristlet, optional for shoulder and cross-body - I used this to make sure that my wallet didn't look too bulky closed)
Step 1: Using your pliers, gently open a link on your chain and attach to some kind of interior hardware. I used the zipper.
If you're making a wristlet, you're done! Adding a loop of chain to your zipper hardware turns it into an instant wristlet.
If adding the optional smaller chain, just gently open the links and attach to your matching chain.
Step 2: Run your chain along the length of your wallet flap
Step 3: Close your wallet and you've got your bag!
Easy, right? Ordinarily, I would include a modeling pic, but today I am wearing an ever glamorous Superman t-shirt (no one wants to see that LOL) so a mannequin will do for now: