$ $ $ $ $
• • • • •

tote bag
So I made this bag about 2.5 years ago (during a huge D.G. phase) and I never got around to posting it. I am so bad at remembering to take pics of things....
I made up a little pattern for myself using thin old typewriter paper, a magazine image from Spin and photographer's light table (kind of like how you render a tattoo sketch) and then pinned it directly onto a piece of pant leg (from my fave pare that gave up and died). After I finished the Dave stitchpic, I carefully tore out the paper. (I did the hair without any paper guidance).
To make the body of the bag, I took and old heavy duty apron from my barista days and made a rectangular tote, seam ripped off one of the old pockets and sewed it onto the back of the bag for easy cigg/lighter and cell access. I took the old waist ties and turned them into the bag straps. I attached the pant leg/Dave panel using a running split stitch and left the edges of the panel frayed on purpose. Lastly I got away without having to properly hem the top/opening by using a variety of embroidery stitches around the edge to kind of make it look like one of those old-timey guitar strap patterns.

Posted by Godlesscupcake from Dublin, Dublin, Ireland • Published See Godlesscupcake's 5 projects »


Godlesscupcake posted this project as a creation without steps

Here are some similar tutorials to help you make this one!

Made this project? Share your version »


jenniferofthejungle · New York, New York, US
That is so great. I love how it looks on black.
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
I didn't get to finish, CO+K just decieded that I was done and figured it would post the comment for me Happy but yea. The HAIR is amazing! I love the way it looks, you really did a wonderful job! The way you did the hair, its like... you can really see the way the hair is moving, its wonderful Happy

So there's that.
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
Thats pretty awesome, got to say Happy I love the pins as well. Happy

More Projects