Monday, April 23, 2012

Burlap Bag Totes- Part 2 of 2

The lined bag plus straps (front)...



...and back. 
 
Bag number 2 (with Moda alphabet fabric).

 
The finished tote #1...

 
...with a close-up of the handles...

...(and my upside-down lining!) :(



Luckily, there was no 'right' or 'wrong' direction for the alphabet print! :)



A close-up of the handles... 


...and the bag's back side. 
 
Since I wanted a little of the fabric to show at the top edge of each bag...

...I cut the linings a bit longer than the burlap.

Unfortunately, I didn't take into consideration the orientation of the blue fabric, prior to stitching...

...and my lining ended up 'upside-down'! (Yeesh)

After attaching the handles and pressing the totes, though...

...I don't think it's all that noticeable! :)

Next time: felt!

I promise!!

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8 comments:

Terrie said...

Very very good idea of upcycled burlap tote bags. Pity that we do not have such burlap bags locally. Only the nylon materials are used. Burlap bags great to transform to other stuff. Your tote bags are wise for shopping. So chic.

WonderWhyGal said...

oooh, they look great!
I love the Made in the USA on the back of each bag too.

Heather Woollove said...

Terriea--I don't often find burlap bags in 'regular' food markets, either. The Latino or Asian food markets are the places to look for them around here! :)

Heather Woollove said...

Andrea--Thanks! I hope that the colors of the linings coordinated with all of the printing.

Rachel said...

Useful and charming - a good combination!

Heather Woollove said...

Rachel--Thanks! Two of my daughters have 'made off' with them already! :)

FeltersJourney said...

oooo Heather I LOVE these! Knew I would from post no.1
My favourite is the first one.. but think they are both gorgeous. I certainly wouldn't notice that the lining was upside down if you hadn't pointed it out!
Wish food came in those lovely bags over here.. I think I would have to collect them :)
xx

Heather Woollove said...

Deborah--Whew! I'm glad that my 'blue snafu' isn't too noticeable to others! :)