Tuesday, April 3, 2012

DIY Tote Bag

I finished it!  I started this bag last summer and I finally got around to finishing it.  I'm so happy with how it turned out!  I used this tutorial from SAYYESTOHOBOKEN.COM as a guide, but I made some adjustments.  Instead of sewing fabric on for handles, I used some rope and grommets.  All you have to do is follow the directions on the back of the grommet kit on how to install them, then thread the rope through the grommet holes.  After you thread your rope through, tie a knot to secure the handles.  I used a lighter to melt the ends of the rope to keep them from fraying.  I also lightly melted the entire knot to keep it from coming apart.  Now I have a perfect bag to take to the beach, grocery store, anywhere!
Photos by MEGUMI Edited by ME


Ashley Aikele said...

Ok... this makes me want to re do mine. Yours is ADORABLE! Love the floral print on the inside and the rope handles. So cute!

danielandjamietervort said...

So Cute! We should craft something together when you get back! You are so pretty, I miss you!

Stephanie said...

This is adorable Christal! :) I especially love the inside. xx