Transform a Purse to a Belt Bag in Minutes

4 Materials
20 Minutes

A belt bag is an awesome accessory to have; it sits comfortably around your waist and won't fall off - even if you're working out! But did you know that if you have a purse with an adjustable strap, you can turn it into a comfy belt bag? Keep on scrolling to see my quick DIY belt bag tutorial!

Tools and materials:

  • Purse with adjustable belt strap
  • Marker
  • Ruler
  • Hammer and nail

DIY belt bag

Wear the strap

Put the adjustable belt strap around your waist and adjust it, so it sits comfortably around your waist. 

No-sew belt bag

Then, with a pen or pin, mark the belt where it sits the best. This mark will be for your new belt hole!

Easy belt bag

Create more belt holes

Grab a ruler or measuring tape and create a few more marks along the belt strap, a centimeter or two apart. 

Basic belt bag

Make the belt holes

If you don't own a belt or leather punch, you can simply use a block of wood, nail, and hammer to get the job done right. Place your nail over the mark, and make a hole by hammering the nail down. Make sure you have a wooden board at the bottom for sturdiness. 


Once the nail has pierced through the belt, give it a good twist to create an open hole. 

belt bag tutorial

If you happen to have a leather or belt punch, then simply go over each mark on the belt and punch on through!

DIY no-sew belt bag

Cut the excess

Now, cut the excess strap from your belt bag, and your new no-sew belt bag is complete!

How awesome is my new bag? The best part is that there was no sewing involved, woohoo! I love this quick DIY belt bag idea, and I'm sure it will come in handy for anyone who wants a hands free bag!

Suggested materials:
  • Purse
  • Marker
  • Ruler
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