Published on November 8th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


When Chanel met IKEA – fall fur accessories

Materials: OLEBY or RENS rug, FRAKTA, metal chain, buckle

Description: I made a Chanel inspired fur bag and boot covers from Rens and Oleby
IKEA rugs and Frakta bags. Cheers to style and warmth this fall!


1. Cut out one large rectangle from an OLEBY or RENS rug that is approximately 12” x 16.”
2. Cut out two rectangles from two sides of the FRAKTA bag that are the same size as the bag exterior, approximately 12” x 16.” Use scissors to remove the long handles from the bag. Keep the short handles in place.
3. From the excess FRAKTA, cut two small rectangles, approximately 4.5” x 5.5.”
4. Using a straight stitch, hand or machine sew the two small rectangles to one or both facets of what you designate as the inside of the FRAKTA lining. (These are your pockets for your phone + wallet + gum!)
5. Pin together the edges of the two large FRAKTA rectangles with interior sides facing each other. Hand or machine sew the sides and bottom of the rectangles together, using a straight stitch, leaving a .25” seam.


  1. Cut a metal chain 36-40” in length, depending on your personal preference. You can find chains at craft or sewing supply stores. If you donʼt have metal cutting capacity, then you can ask the store personnel to pre-cut the chain for you.
  2. From the excess FRAKTA, cut one long strip that is .75” wide and 8” longer in length than the chain. Cut two more strips that are .75” wide and 2.5” long. Place these shorter strips aside.
  3. Attach a safety pin to one end of the long FRAKTA strip. This will help you as you weave the strip through the chain. Once you have finished weaving, leave at least 2.5” excess fabric on both sides of the chain.
  4. Take these tail ends of your strip and hand or machine sew a loop that attaches the chain to one end of the buckle. Do this for both sides of the chain.
  5. Take your two small FRAKTA strips and sew a tight loop that attaches them to the other ends of the buckles. Leave a tail of at least 1-1.5” on each side of the FRAKTA strip. Now hand or machine sew these two tails onto the inside of the FRAKTA bag lining.


  1. Fold and pin the fur rectangle in half, with exterior furry sides facing towards each other.
  2. Using a glover needle or another type of needle suitable for sewing leather, hand sew together the two side edges of the fur rectangles. Use a straight or blanket stitch.
  3. Align and pin the FRAKTA lining to one side of the fur exterior.
  4. Use a blind stitch to hand sew the sides and one side of the top edge of the FRAKTA lining to one facet of the fur.
  5. Turn the fur piece right-side out. (Youʼre almost there!)
  6. Use a blind stitch to hand sew the other top edge of the lining to the fur exterior.
  7. Click in the chain.


~ Adriana

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Jules Yap

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15 Responses to When Chanel met IKEA – fall fur accessories

  1. casonbang says:


    Oh, come on. She’s got a hula hoop!

  2. Moontree says:

    LOL @ mary re: prisoners. Quite true!

    As an designer myself I’m all for people living by their own rules and expectations, but more than that i admire original & daring concepts tempered with excellent execution, craftsmanship & attention to detail. This one really falls short. There’s a joke in the fashion design world that everybody makes a “trash bag gown” or some variation thereof. Potato chip bags, vinyl, paper, tape, ikea remnants, etc. It’s become incredibly cliche. I won’t argue that this isn’t a fun ikea hack, but it’s just that, a hack. Not daring fashion. If it’s going to work the materials need to be pushed a whole lot further, with a significant amount of time in the workroom given to tailoring.

  3. Cara says:

    My problem with this isn’t the hack itself, which is kind of fun. It’s that these are “fall fure accessories,” but the model is shot mostly-naked on what looks like a freezing cold rooftop. When I’m looking for fall clothing and accessories, I want to be thinking WARM thoughts. Just look around at women’s clothing websites right now–they all have models in comfy-looking cardigans and scarves. If these accessories were shot with a fully-clothed model, they’d be much more appealing.

  4. Anonymous says:


  5. Anonymous says:

    this is a site dedicated to ikea hacker, and this seems to be a legit hack to me. the goal is to spawn ideas for readers, and i don’t see anything wrong with that

  6. Anonymous says:

    Rofl. “creative, fun, and imaginative”

    You can look at it any way you wanna, this isn’t anything but trash; and that isn’t because it’s made with Ikea scraps.I’ve seen gorgeous gowns made out of duct tape.Hell, I made one in high school.I also made bags out of the stuff.I’ve seen the most amazing things done with used capri sun pouches.That was creative, fun and imaginative. This is someone trying to be it…and by the looks of it, not even very hard :/

    To whoever designed this: Please don’t flatter yourself by thinking your design sparked debate…cause this isn’t the kind of disgust that gets people talking for more than one post.You will never be Alexander McQueen. You will never even be Gloria Vanderbilt.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Agree, passive-aggressive insults is not playing nice. On the flip side “those who dare to live by their own rules and expectations, not that dictated by others” pretty much encompasses the whole prison population.


  8. Anonymous says:

    It has nothing to do with tame-minded (nice way to passive-aggressively insult those who don’t agree with you instead of addressing valid criticism) but instead has to do with poor, somewhat lazy execution.

  9. Anonymous says:

    It’s creative, fun, and imaginative! Such fashion isn’t for tame-minded people but for those who dare to live by their own rules and expectations, not that dictated by others. (Think Sonny & Cher in the 70′s). What about using a magnetic type closure for the boot warmers?

  10. Anonymous says:

    I’ll be in my bunk….

  11. Moontree says:

    I like the fur, but it kinda screams “fashion school sophomore” to me.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Trashy indeed.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Not very flattering to make her legs look so short when they are clearly very long and shapely. Also this is weird and the bad photos ruin your intentions. Why go through all the trouble to design this and then not even correct your photos? Little lazy there.

  14. Anonymous says:


  15. Anonymous says:

    The hack looks trashy, but the chick is nice :-)

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