How I DIY'd a $2000 Prada Macrame Net Bag

macrame cord supplies 5mm bochiknot bobbiny single strand 3mm 4mm yarn craft materials knotting bulk kit fringe 2mm 6mm ganxxet string rope cotton hilo braided twist metallic colored thread weaving macromay chord bonnie 9mm wall decor hanging planter prada bag

 

I saw this gorgeous Prada fishnet macramé bag the other day, retailing for $2000.

That’s a lot of money! But, I realized that the pattern is actually pretty simple, so I DIY’d my own version.

This tutorial walks you through creating your own as well.

It’s a beginner-friendly pattern using only two basic macramé knots: the Overhand knot and the Gathering knot.

I changed the design slightly, using macramé handles at the top instead of leather handles, as was done on the original.

If you prefer using leather handles, go for it :) You’ll need to glue the leather cording to the Overhand knot and the ends of the handles.

If you’re new to macramé and unsure what these knots are, why not check out our Kami Wall Hanging Starter Kit?

It’s an all-in-one kit containing everything you need to complete a small, beginner-friendly wall hanging.

This wall hanging design incorporates the six basic knots of macramé. It includes a step-by-step guide and video tutorial.

It’s the perfect place to start if you’re figuring out whether you like macramé and how to go about it.

What if you’re already hooked on macramé and want to take your knotting journey to the next level?

Join our Bochiknot Macramé Community on Patreon! We share regular tips, tricks, and exclusive designs to level your knotting skills.

We also walk you through creating your own designs from scratch. It’s so rewarding to see your ideas come to life!

Membership also gets you access to exclusive deals and discounts, along with one-on-one support from myself.

This project should take about 60-90 minutes, depending on your skill level.

Cord & Supplies

To create this pattern, you will need:

Materials

  • 4mm or 5mm cotton cord

You can find all the cords and supplies you need in our shop. I used a 4mm, 3ply cord from our Rainbow Line in Mocha.

Cord Lengths

  • 18 x 210cm (83”)
  • 2 x 300cm (118”)

Size of Completed Project (Approximate)

30cm width and 37cm length

Creating The Fishnet Handbag

Step #1: Take 2 strands of 210 cm cords and make an Overhand knot in the centre of both cords.

Repeat this 8 more times for a total of 9 knots.

Step #2: Make an Alternating Overhand knot row with the right cord as the working cord leaving 2cm of space in between the rows.

Be consistent in the direction that you make the overhand knot. This will elevate the final product’s appearance.

Step #3: Turn the pattern around and repeat the same Alternating Overhand knot row on the other side. Leave 2 cm of space between the rows on this side as well.

Step #4: Make an upside-down triangle pattern of Overhand knots leaving 3cm of space in between all rows.

Step #5: Turn the pattern around and repeat the same upside-down triangle pattern leaving 3cm of space in between the rows.

Step #6: Fold the pattern in half and adjust to make sure both sides are even.

Step #7: Turn the pattern sideways and take the middle 2 cords and make an Overhand knot 2cm's down.

Step #8: Make a second row of Overhand knots with the next cord on both sides leaving 3cm of space.

Step #9: Repeat the same pattern on the other side.

Step #10: Fold the pattern in half and finish off the rest of the net bag pattern with Overhand knots.

Step #11: Add one more row all around.

Step #12: Separate the cords in 4 even groups and take one group (of 9 cords) and make a large Overhand knot.

Repeat with the rest of the cord groups.

Step #13: Place the excess cords on top of each other about 20 cm apart and make a Gathering knot with a strand of 300 cm cord.

Repeat on the other side.

Step #14: Trim off the excess cords.

I recommend placing a drawstring bag inside the net bag to ensure that nothing falls out of your bag.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

I hope you enjoyed creating this bag as much as I did :)

Much love,

 

****************************************************************
★☆★  START HERE ★☆★
Looking to get started with macramé, but don’t know where to begin?
Download our FREE 50 Macramé knot eBook and begin learning the different types of knots and tying techniques to create hundreds of patterns and unique designs.

 


Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


Latest Blog Posts

10 Steps to Turn a Clove Hitch Knot Pattern Into a Macrame Keychain
10 Steps to Turn a Clove Hitch Knot Pattern Into a Macrame Keychain
I love good floral designs, and Berry knots add a unique pop to them. This keychain pattern is based on one of my favorite patterns that I usually use in wall hangings and other large designs. I see it as...
Read More
How to Make a Drawstring Backpack Using the Basic Knots of Macrame
How to Make a Drawstring Backpack Using the Basic Knots of Macrame
  One of my favorite things to create is macramé bags. These bags are super versatile, so you can dress them up for a night on the town or dress them down for a day trip. Either way, you get...
Read More
How I DIY'd a $2000 Prada Macrame Net Bag
How I DIY'd a $2000 Prada Macrame Net Bag
  I saw this gorgeous Prada fishnet macramé bag the other day, retailing for $2000. That’s a lot of money! But, I realized that the pattern is actually pretty simple, so I DIY’d my own version. This tutorial walks you...
Read More
View all