February 15, 2011

A Lace Tote from a Curtain

I can't believe it's already Wednesday.
I have been busy making homes look pretty all week..
I love my job!!

This weekend I had a chance to get a little tote bag made
to carry my Bible study materials and maybe hold
a trinket or two on my next trip to Round Top!!
 It's coming girls and I am ready to load up and
head out!  Are you going??
Ok..now what was I sayin'?? Oh yeah the tote bag..

I started with a white curtain I had picked up at GW and made a 
easy stitch bag leaving the top open

I then sewed another using Osnaburg (you could use any fabric)

and inserted it inside.

Stitched the two together and turned inside out

I folded the white out and sewed to make a cuff.

I used the edge of the curtain to make the straps so they were
already sewn.

Be sure to measure on your arm so you know where to
put the straps and sew to bag

I found some pretty lace at the thrift store for $1.00 so I
added a little to make it more feminine..Don't you just love
lace and ruffles!

I must admit this sewing thing is getting fun!
I found a French label over at the Graphics Fairy and I
am thinking about adding it to the bag also.

Speaking of thrift store..I picked up a neat find last week and can't wait
 to tell you the story about it..

Hope your Wednesday is a happy one!

I have linked up with Tuesdays Treasures over
at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


  1. How beautiful! I love the lace! I have made
    a few totes, however, none as pretty as this!

    Flora Doora

  2. Not only do I love the bag, I love the bedding you took the pictures in front of. :) Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the party. Hope to see you again next week.

  3. I too love the bag and the antique faded rose bedding! Happy white Wednesday!

  4. That bag is beautiful. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for the tutorial. ~~Sherry~~

  5. Oh my gosh, at first I thought you were cutting up the beautiful blue piece.. I have it in a duvet and love it! Your bag is so pretty, I love the lace on the natural osnaburg, really gorgeous! Theresa xoxo

  6. love, love, love, totes..how sweet this one is with that lace..So very pretty.

    Have a fabulous day.

  7. Ok, I have to be redundant, love the bag and the bedding! You have awesome talent in making the bag. You also made it look oh so easy, love that! Thanks for sharing a great how to!


  8. Just darling... and what a find of that lovely lace!

    Warm blessings,