Friday, December 14, 2012

linen tote bag

Sewing time has been pretty hard to come by these days. So last night, when the kids were finally in bed and laundry put away (well, not all of it, just most of it), I decided to whip up this easy linen tote bag, with leather handles!!! Oooh, I so love the linen + leather combination.

I received this fabric for free form my sponsor Whole Port and as soon as it arrived I knew it was destined to become a tote bag. It's so wonderfully thick and sturdy, and I just love the contrast of all those pretty, dainty flowers against the rough texture of linen.

I did some simple hand stitching to highlight and frame the flowers,

and went with this fun Michael Miller blue polka dot fabric for the lining. I finished the tote by adding 15" leather handles.

I must say, I love how it all came together. I think this flowery linen, happy bright blue polka dot, leather handles, and thick chunky stitches make for a very lovely everyday tote bag.

And, to top it off, this tote only took about an hour from start to finish. Not bad at all, right?

Thanks for visiting. Svetlana


  1. This bag turned out so pretty! The hand sewn details really add a lot to it and I like the bright pop of color from the lining.

  2. Love the leather handles, it all looks so lovely and summery too!

  3. So beautiful!! Love the handles and pretty hand stitching!! xo Heather

  4. Super cute! Love how you added those simple touches-hand stiitching around the flower frame and on the leather handles-turned out great!

  5. Oh, yes! It's gorgeous and would make such a great gift. I'm inspired! Where did you get those leather handles?

  6. That fabric is so gorgeous, and I love your hand stitching!

  7. Very pretty. Feels good to do a quick and simple project at this busy time of year!

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