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DIY TOTE BAG using fabric napkins

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DIY TOTE BAG using fabric napkins

Happy Friday!

Call me crazy…This bag came to life yesterday afternoon after seeing a few Tote bags around on blog land in the past weeks. First I spotted Mary-Beth’s basket bag , then Amy’s West Elm Knock Off bag and yesterday another talented friend’s feed popped up , Amy’s from Homey Oh My with her tote bag.

Wow! Love them all!

The story goes back a couple of weeks when I wandered around in Target { kids free, that’s when it’s possible only, otherwise we are at the toys section the whole time}. So when it comes to ME being alone in Target, it is usually end up being a long trip because I dig through every Clearance section. It’s absolute guilty pleasure, seriously.

I found super cheap and colorful fabric napkins for less then $3. { 4 pc.  }. Some of them were 0.98 c.

Wow…Gotta love this price

I quickly filled up my shopping cart, as I knew they will  also be great food photography props.  I was also planning to use them for making pillow covers.

But yesterday afternoon I had ants in my pants to whip up a quick


upcycling inexpensive fabric napkins.

I have a sewing machine, so It was an easy project. Amy did not use sewing machine so if you don’t have one, go check out her tutorial.

This is what I started with:

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I laid out the napkins and cut a little chunk off of them. I could have keep the square shape but I decided to go rectangular.

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I sew each side together, using my sewing machine. Easy- peasy. My mom thought me how to do basic things with the sewing machine. I don’t use it often but it’s good that I have it when something like this hits me in the middle of the afternoon.

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Then I used and old belt and cut it in half to get 2 peace for use thme as handles.

I sew each piece on each side of the bag and VOILA, my colorful, springy and say STYLISH DIY tote bag was done in no time.

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I love the color red as it bold and happy. And not to say how much I love the cost. About $1.50.

Happy dance:-)You can not beat that!

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The handles are strong as they are leather.

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What do you think? Will you make yours?

This easy bag can also make great gift for mother’s day or darling gift for a friend. My friend’s birthday is coming up and she may be a lucky one to get one of this cute Tote bag:-)

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Take a trip to Target and check out their Clearance section. I am sure you will find something awesome.

Have a Wonderful Weekend!


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