This DIY fabric handbag is so customizable and can be as cheap or expensive as your tastes. This leather purse was found for $4 at the thrift store on post; the fabric was about $1.50/yd on sale (I only got a yard); and that rope cord was about a dollar as well. I already had the glue, painters tape, and paintbrush on hand.
2. Lay a slightly oversized piece of the fabric on top of the surface and, using an x-acto knife, cut a small hole around the center fastener.
5. Line the cord/rope on the edge of the handbag over the rough edges of the fabric. Begin gluing the rope to the fabric/leather, pressing down as you go.
7. Let dry per instructions on the glue packaging.