Recycle, Adorn and Embellish Your Tote Bag with These Fab Ideas

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This oh, so sweet mini-tote by Betz White is made from felting some old wool sweaters.
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This oh, so sweet mini-tote by Betz White is made from felting some old wool sweaters.

This oh, so sweet mini-tote by Betz White is made from felting some old wool sweaters.

Photo: Courtesy of Betz White

Five days and counting to the Craftstylish Tote-ally Craft Bag Challenge. To keep you happily occupied during the anticipatory pre-challenge phase here is a round up of some extremely cool tote bag ideas and free patterns for you to go wild with. This post will focus on inspired uses of recycled or unconventional base materials. If you are looking for great sewing tutorials check out this post from yesterday. Or if you are a yarn devotee click here for terrific knit and crochet online how tos.

Terrific online recycled material tote bag tutorials:

Tote bag embellishment inspiration:

If you happen upon any great tote bag ideas that you'd like to share with the other challenge contenders, please leave a comment below.

posted in: metal, retro, other fiber, alternative, tote, recycled material

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Posted: 10:29 pm on July 9th
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