Sunday, July 20, 2014

Fancy tote bag

A friend of ours recently turned four-- the perfect excuse for me to make something fun and frilly!

tote bag hanging from my hand

She had recently seen a tote bag at a local farmer's market and fallen in love with it. Her mama was not in love with the price and so they did not pick it up that day. I said, "Hey! I can make something like that!"

side-ish view of bag

Using purple fabrics from my stash (because that is her favorite color), and a couple yards of purchased trim, I designed and put this together. It is very similar to a bag I made for myself a few years ago-- just a wee bit smaller (and much fancier looking!).

detail view of stitching on the beaded trim

This girl is all about the bling, so I found some super-sparkly pink trim that I layered atop some ribbon for the mid-section of the bag. Then I used one of my machine's fancy stitches to attach the beaded trim along the top.

inside view of bag

Even the lining is purple. And, of course, I had to put a little pocket in there.

front view of tote bag

Best of all-- our friend LOVED it! Yay!!!


  1. How nice of you to make such a cute bag for your friend.

  2. Very cute! I might make one for my niece!!

  3. Thanks! It was simple to do, and she absolutely loved it. I think it makes a great gift!