I'm still seeing a lot of Gatsby-inspired pieces out there for fall, and this really had a 20's feel to it; plus, why buy another bag when you can just redo one you already have with a few inexpensive add-ons like a feather duster and some fabric ribbon.
I was pretty shocked that I was able to find a feather duster at the grocery store. I guess people still use them. I simply cut off the feathers as close to the base as I could.
Next I simply piped the hot glue across the bag and started applying the feathers, slightly overlapping.
I continued to add feathers making sure none of the leather was showing through until I felt it looked full enough.
Then I cut the ribbon to length, folding the rough edges over and gluing into place. I then glued it across the top edge and over the quills of the feathers. I decided to go with the silky blue ribbon because it provided more contrast and gave the bag more of that flapper vibe I was shooting for.
I only did one side of the bag because I thought it would hold up better if I had the leather to hold when carrying it instead of feathers, but you could just as easily do both sides.