Wednesday, June 26, 2013

DIY Striped Tote

A couple of months ago I stumbled upon the Reversible Bag DIY from Verypurpleperson, since then it has been on my to do list. I won’t give you my whole process (you should check out the original DIY post for that – and for downloads and patterns), but I’ll try to give you an idea.

First of all I wanted my bag to have a broader entrance (a carry a lot of big stuff with me), a pocket on the inside (for my phone and small crap) and I wanted to be able to close it with a button on the front.
For the most part I followed the original tutorial. Except before sewing the large parts together I sewed in a pocket, and pinned on a strap to go around my button.

Uni Therapy - DIY Striped Tote 1

The project took about one hour (not counting the blog posting, snacking and the phone calls). In the original tutorial Novita used Ikea fabrics (yes I recognize them). So I felt confident that my sewing machine would be capable of handling the layers of Ikea canvas. The button comes from a package I bought at Xenos (in The Netherlands). To be honest, I’m in love with the result!!!

Uni Therapy - DIY Striped Tote 1

Ps. The striped fabric is still a left over from when we reupholstered that wing chair!!

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