This post may contain affiliate links. See disclosure

September 21, 2013

Jute & Burlap Tote Bag

Jute and Burlap Bag ~ Quick & Easily transform a store-bag into a new Tote Bag #Upcycling #ToteBag #Burlap

It took me around 30 minutes to convert a plain {printed!} shopping bag into a nice and roomy tote bag for Cheri.

A Few weeks ago my friend, Mel, from Mellywood's Mansion, also upcycled a plain shopping bag into a lovely bag, for everyday use. Click HERE to see Mel's version.  Anyhow that is where I got the idea from.
This specific shopping bag is incredibly strong, made of 50% Jute and 50% Cotton with a very sturdy handle.
Jute and Burlap Bag ~ Quick & Easily transform a store-bag into a new Tote Bag #Upcycling #ToteBag #Burlap


Lovely bag, but I doubt Cheri would use this as an everyday bag with all the printing on the front and the back.

I cut two pieces of Burlap - one piece framed with an off-white ribbon, which would now double as an extra pocket and also to hide the red print - another piece of plain Burlap for the back, no pocket, purely added to hide the printing.

I have also added 3 flowery embellishments to the pocket side.  Both pieces of  Burlap were attached to the bag using a hot glue gun {there was no way I was going to take the bag apart only to sew on two pieces of Burlap and my knowledge of sewing is too limited to have thought of something else!}
Jute and Burlap Bag ~ Quick & Easily transform a store-bag into a new Tote Bag #Upcycling #ToteBag #Burlap

I did, however, sew the ribbon onto the Burlap !  The Burlap and the Jute textures work well together and the ribbon and flowers just add that little femininity.

Jute and Burlap Bag ~ Quick & Easily transform a store-bag into a new Tote Bag #Upcycling #ToteBag #Burlap

And there we have one lovely tote bag, ready to carry all the necessary stuff as well as some extras !
As you can see, our grass is still brown and dead leaves all over the place, but it is warming up every day and within a couple of weeks we should be in full Spring mode.  The trees are already blossoming and I think this is really the loveliest time of the year.
Jute and Burlap Bag ~ Quick & Easily transform a store-bag into a new Tote Bag #Upcycling #ToteBag #Burlap

5 comments:

  1. Super cute! I love the little touch of lace!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Super cute! I love the lace trim you used :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is too cute. I love it. Thanks for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Hop.
    Angel

    ReplyDelete
  4. So cute. Great way to repurpose a bag.
    Blessings,
    Patti

    ReplyDelete
  5. Pinned your sweet bag. Added you in g+ and shared a face book like too:) I posted spooky key necklace to weekend wonder. Swing by

    ReplyDelete

Comments will only show once moderated

Booking.com
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...