Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Tote Bag

While I was on the East side of the state this weekend for Alison's Bridal Shower, my mother and I collaborated on a quick tote bag project using the fabric I mentioned in my last post.

I cut out a flower shape and used it as a template to create a fabric flower.

I then adhered it to a store bought tote bag with no-sew fabric adhesive.

I unpicked the handles of the bag and removed them.

I cut two long strips of fabric to make new longer handles, and my Mum used interfacing to stiffen them, and then zig-zagged them and sewed them onto the bag. She then zig-zagged around the flower to finish it.

Ta da! A very cute Spring Tote Bag. I gave this one as a birthday gift to my friend Heather, but now I think I need one for myself. Plus... I'm thinking about making a bigger version with pockets as a diaper bag for a baby shower gift. The possibilities are endless!

1 comment:

Craftpassion said...

Wow, what a great idea to convert the dull Tote Bag to such a lovely one!!! I am sure Heather will love it!!! you are creative!
I begin to think of patterns I should do when your swap fabric arrive :)
Looking forward to your diaper bag update :)