Check Out This DIY Dior Saddle Bag

11 Materials
3 Hours

Are you looking for your next fashion DIY project? The search is finally over! Follow my tutorial and learn all the tips and tricks for making your own Dior saddle bag. This bag could not be more iconic! For years it has been an object of desire and now you get to make your own. This new Dior saddle bag is perfect as a pouch or cross-over bag and you can easily change the straps to match any outfit. Celebrities and fashion icons won’t be seen leaving the house without this gorgeous accessory. Follow my step-by-step guide and DIY an amazing Dior saddle bag!

Tools and materials:

  • Leather
  • Straps
  • Metal rings
  • Stud button
  • Letters
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Clips
  • Needle and Thread
  • Sewing machine
Christian Dior saddle bag
Create a pattern

To create a pattern for this amazing bag, I actually took a screenshot of a picture of the bag, zoomed in, and created measurements. Because the bag has such a cool and interesting shape, I had to use my picture to trace the curves to make the perfect pattern pieces. 

Trace the pattern
Cut the fabric

Next, I placed all of my pattern pieces on the leather and traced around each piece. I then grabbed a pair of scissors and cut out all of the pieces from the leather fabric. 

Check the pieces fit

The next step is to place all the pieces together. I placed them as though I was building the bag just to make sure that they all fit together perfectly and would work. 

DIY Dior saddle bag
Sew the front

I started by sewing the external pocket of the front which was only two pieces. I sewed the top and the bottom rounded side of these two pieces together. 

Use a ruler
Make small straps

Then it was time to make a few straps. I used a ruler to create the belt straps for the bag and the small straps that go on top of the bag. 

Cut the straps

I cut out my straps and used my scissors to make the bottom of 2 of the straps slightly curved. 

Sew on the straps

A great tip when sewing leather is to use hair clips to hold the pieces in place while you sew. I hand sewed the two, round belt straps onto the leather and then hopped back over to my sewing machine to sew a straight line along the top of the back pocket. 

Add D rings

While I was at the machine, I sewed on my two little curved straps and added a D ring to each strap.

Place the pieces together
Sew the bag together

Next, I laid all my pieces together. It’s important to spend time making sure all the pieces fit together perfectly and to check that they are in the right order. 

Make a Dior saddle bag

I used my handy little hair clips to hold the pieces in place while I sewed them together. I left the top middle of the bag open. 

Add straps for decoration
Make decorative straps

Next, I measured using my ruler to create two new straps. The one which was 30 cm by 1.8 cm (12 inches by 0.7 inches ) would have a decorative letter on it and the other which was 25 cm by 1.8 cm (10 inches by 0.7 inches ) would stay plain. 

Sew along both sides

I attached my gold letter to the letter strap and sewed the strap along both sides. I also sewed the plain strap along both sides. 

Attach the straps at the center

It was time to place the two straps onto the bag. I opened up the bag and placed the letter strap on the inside of the middle of the bag. I then slid the plain strap between the top part that I had not yet sewed together and placed it diagonally. Once my two straps were in the perfect positions, I sewed them in place. 

Draw the shape
Add interchangeable straps

I wanted to be able to add interchangeable and adjustable, colorful straps to my new bag, so to create the leather part of the strap, I drew on two pieces of leather and cut out the shape. I then placed a metal ring onto the two layers and sewed them together. 

Attach a clip

Next, I attached two push down clips to the D rings on my bag. I then added little stud buttons so that the attachable leather straps could be attached or removed from the bag depending on the style I want. 

Make a belt
Make a belt

Knowing this bag can be worn as a stylish fanny pack, I decided to create a belt for it. I attached velcro to both ends so that it would be easy to put on and take off. To customize the belt, I sewed on two big letters for the initials of my name.

How to make a Dior saddle bag

This DIY Dior saddle bag is just incredible! How would you wear this bag? Let me know in the comments below! 

Suggested materials:
  • Leather
  • Straps
  • Metal rings
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  • Shirlee Shirlee on Jul 26, 2021

    Hi, Would appreciate if you could let us have the pattern? I would like to make this bag. I started to draw but unable to match the size of each piece.

  • Ach55260157 Ach55260157 on Jan 17, 2022

    Please can I get the measurements