Eco-Chic Floral Tote

comments (3) July 31st, 2008 in gallery     

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Eco-chic floral tote bag made from a skirt.
It is pretty big and has nice long handles.
Trimming the skirt to make the tote bag.
Sewing the gusset or I seam.
Adding grosgrain ribbon for the top hemline.
Eco-chic floral tote bag made from a skirt.

Eco-chic floral tote bag made from a skirt.

My friends had a clothes swap and I got this pretty a-line skirt. It was too small for me, but I was in love with the embroidered flower. So, I decided to make it into a tote bag.

I trimmed off the bottom and top of the skirt and sewed a bottom "I" seam. I removed the zipper and sewed up the back seam. I then used a wide grosgrain ribbon for the top binding and handles.

This bag is entered into the Eco-Chic category.

This project deserves recognition because is an easy project to make and is the perfect answer to re-using old clothing.

posted in: gallery, chic, fabric, thread, green, pink, handbag, black, tote, fuchsia, bag, tote bag, Tote-ally Crafty Bag Challenge, eco chic

Comments (3)

mama50 writes: Hi,
sewed cool bag, but are not visible photos been toch-/ I dark fabric / but I understood,
hugz, Wanda
Posted: 6:14 am on November 3rd
mamaslittletreasures writes: I LOVE this bag! I'm really inspired by the possibilities of re-inventing the wonderful treasures that I find in our local thrift shops, and this one has me thinking . . . . .
Posted: 10:39 pm on August 1st
DIYgal writes: Your tote bag is SO BEAUTIFUL!

And what a great idea to give the second chance to the skirt that doesn't fit anymore. I have a couple of those in my wardrobe, too. I'll make one more attempt to downsize myself, and if not - well, at least I'll go creative...

Thank you for inspiration!
Posted: 7:10 pm on July 31st
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