Thursday, July 22, 2010

Burlap Tote with Shabby Rose: Another Tutorial!

My friend Mary had a birthday last week so I 
and
this tote
 I was pretty happy with this, my first attempt at a tote bag.
Burlap Tote with Shabby Rose Tutorial

I started with two 15" squares of burlap. The two pieces are
cut together, right sides together.



how to make a flat bottom tote
In order to have a flat bottom tote rather than a flat sided tote you need to cut out the corners of both the front and the back of the tote. I cut a 2" x 2" square from each corner.  Now sew both side seams and the bottom seam.  

Now you'll "square the corners."   Open your 2" corners.  In the above photo the side seam is in my left hand and the bottom of the tote seam is on the right. 

Match the side seam and bottom seam and stitch this seam with 1/2" seam.  This will form
the bottom of the tote.  For the lining I just duplicated the tote, same size but a print fabric.
lining a burlap tote bag
Put the lining inside the tote, wrong sides together and fold down 1/2" of the lining and 1/2" of the burlap into the inside.  Cut two 4" x  22" strips of burlap for the straps and sew a
center seam.  Turn them right side out.
 
Pin the straps in between the lining and the tote and stitch the two together.

I loved the burlap rose tutorial here at Crystelle Boutique
and I attached it with a hot glue gun. 


La Maison Reid
 As you can see this is a pretty easy, straightforward project.  I plan on making several more although I may try one that is more square and maybe a one strap instead of two tote.
Mary loved both the tote and the pillow!

76 comments:

  1. ......and I love it too! I'd never have thought of burlap, but it has such a nice, sturdy look to it, and the contrast with the rose shape is very witty. (wow - I should practice and perhaps become a wine critic "This wine is light and witty with an underlay of roughness belied by the whimsical traces of honey and vanilla"
    What do you think.....time for me to have a cup of tea and settle down!

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  2. Wow! It's very cute! I'll post it on my blog!
    www.potatoboutique.blogspot.com

    Thanks for sharing!

    Hope your friend loves it!

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  3. I love that tote! The rosette is a super sweet touch.

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  4. i'm really digging burlap and love the cute linen lining and rosette.
    Christy
    Home-Mom.com
    come hop with me tomorrow ;)

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  5. Hi Nancy - I'm so glad you had something else wonderful to link up! The rosette really gives it something extra.

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  6. That is super cute!!!! I have some extra burlap bags.....I just may have to give this a go! Thx! :)

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  7. Nice understated tote - love that flower! Great finish - thanks for sharing!

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  8. That is really cute! I'm a new follower from It's Friday, I'm Hopping! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sandy
    http://suddenlysandy.com

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  9. Lovely. The rosette is gorgeous!
    Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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  10. Way classy. I love the shabby chic look of burlap with a rose! I did some easy bags this summer that I posted and if you can believe it, I don't even have one myself. Everyone kept wanting them. I need to make myself one before summer is over. Don't give them all away. Lovin it.

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  11. Beautiful bag and lining the burlap is excellent. Love the rose, too!

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  12. Very pretty Nancy! The rosette adds to the chic-ness of the bag. LOVE it!
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  13. Mary is a lucky girl! Who WOULDN'T love those??

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  14. The flower makes it so special! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  15. very cute. The flower does add the charm.

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  16. I had no idea burlap could be so pretty. :) I love the added flower, really makes the bag.

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  17. What a lucky gal your friend is Nancy...Love the burlap tote, it turned out beautiful. And the rose is such a sweet touch. You can't tell but I'm turning a little green ;-) Have a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    ♥Ana

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  18. this is so beautiful...i love how simple but elegant it is

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  19. Ahhhh...love this burlap bag...that flower adds so much charm!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  20. Hi! I'm your newest follower from the Friday Follows! Cool blog! I hope to see you at Dropped Stitches.

    xo Erin
    droppedstitches72.blogspot.com

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  21. Great tote, great tutorial, thanks!!

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  22. Very cute idea!! Stopping over from WW. Love your blog.


    heather

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  23. That turned out so cute! I love it.

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  24. I've always loved the feel and look of burlap.. your bag is just wonderful!
    I wanted to thank you for your visit to my blog yesterday.. and your kind words... thanks so much!
    Sandy
    thewondersofdoing@blogspot.com

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  25. Great idea and great tutorial! I bet your friend loves it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

    www.seamsinspired.com

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  26. I can't believe this was your first attempt. It turned out beautifully! I love the added detail of the rosette. Thanks for sharing the great tutorial.

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  27. Great job! Your friend is blessed. The little flower makes it perfect. Lisa~

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  28. Cute! The little flower is a great little addition.

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  29. Love it, love it. I am going to make me one, but I will put pockets on the outside for my paint brushes. They deserve a cool bag like the one you designed. If I get it done properly I will send you a pic of my (your) work.

    Thanks

    xox
    Heidi

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  30. I LOVE the tote bag! ~ I'll have to make myself one! Also I love how mums painting features in a few of your posts. Doesn't it just set the scene. xx

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  31. What a beautiful tote bag. The rose certainly adds charm to it.

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  32. Your burlap bag is WONDERFUL!!! I may have to try my hand at one after reading your tutorial! the rose is a perfect "final touch." Thanks for being a new follower of mine, too! Have a great Monday! :)

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  33. Nancy, I LOVE your tote! It's perfect! You did such a great job - and what a wonderful tutorial, too! :)

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  34. I'm your newest follower, Thank you for share nice blog,

    http://beonefineday.blogspot.com/

    Have a nice day.

    Nan

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  35. I love the bag. It is the perfect thing to make for my sister's birthday, which has already passed. We are getting together this week. I don't know wher my burlap is right now, in a tub somewhere? I'll have to pick up more this afternoon. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  36. Such a neat bag! Thank you for sharing the tutorial!

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  37. I LOVE this! You did a wonderful job. And thanks for the tutorial! :]

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  38. I love it! You made it sound and look so easy. I've bookmarked it in my crafts folder for future use.

    I’m having a new link party “Cheap Thrills Thursday” starting the 29th. It’s for creative ideas that cost under $20. If you have a project you’d like to share, I’d love for you to stop by and join in!
    Kat
    www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

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  39. Hello! Just wanted to let you know I featured your tote today! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase Party! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! Stephanie Lynn

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  41. I love this idea! Its so classy with the little rosette. Thanks for sharing it!

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  42. You have great taste, so classy. Love the bag, love the rose, love the burlap!

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  43. Oh, that is SO cute! I love it! You did a wonderful job on it. :)

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  44. Your bag is very pretty. I love the rose.

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  45. I love anything burlap.....thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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  46. I make totes all of the time for little people. I never thought of making a "grown-up" one. This is fantastic. I love the flower too.

    Thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday!!

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  47. I think this is just perfect, oh, so cute! I love how it turned out!

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  48. Looks lovely! Well done :)

    - Jana Kim

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  49. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I have been meaning to make myself a purse, but I have no talent when it comes to sewing. A pattern will be helpful!! :)

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  50. I love the bag and the rose sets it off to perfection, but don't you use a machine? You seem to sew quite a lot, my hands feel tired even thinking of doing it all by hand.
    I'm in San Rafael, just SW of the delta - well spotted!

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  51. Great looking bag and the rose adds just the right finish. So glad that burlap is being used more - I recall making flowers and using them on long skewers over thirty years ago. Wow - some things just never go out of style. Great blog.

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  52. Adorable!!! I love the little flower!

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  53. If it's alright with you, I would like to link to this post. I made my own purse and I'd like to credit you. :-) Thanks for inspiring!!!!

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  54. So, so cute!!! I love making bags/totes too. The last one I made, I totally forgot to take pictures while in progess :-(
    Great tutorial!!!
    lifeofperks.blogspot.com

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  55. Beautiful! I love it! We appreciate you joining us this week for Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

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  56. This is so pretty...and I love your "tote-torial"!!!

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  57. That looks super easy and super cute! I love it and thank you for linking to It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday!

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    If you have any posts that use one of our sponsor products at www.diyclubinc.com, you should enter, the prize package is AWESOME.

    Cheri

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  59. Fabulous bag indeed. You gave so many inspiration out here in blog land. I appreciate you linking to my party and would love if you added my link or button.

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  60. Thank you for your sharing. It's a sweet and lovely bag.

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  61. Check out this post where I talk about Nancy and her purse!
    http://potatoboutique.blogspot.com/2010/07/blog-post_22.html

    Love the French bread by the way!!!
    Great tasty touch!

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  62. love it!!!
    thanks for the tutorial (hope this is not the second time i wrote.) =)

    thanks for signing up to follow my blog.

    I'm putting a link to this on my blog. Hope you do not mind.

    hugs and blessings

    barbara jean

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  63. Lovely tote bag! Good job! Burlap is course and sheds. Did you wash the fabric first to avoid the shedding and soften the fabric? Or, what did you do?

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  64. There's something about hessian (burlap), that makes it timeless. It's a look that co-ordinates well with a range of clothes... dress it up with a smart dress or wear it with jeans. The rose finishes it off perfectly. I must buy myself a hot glue gun...

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  65. Love it, Love it, Love it! Gotta go order me some burlap now.

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  66. thank you. going to make this with my sis.

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  68. Piękna torba!!!Super blog!!!Będę często odwiedzać :)Pozdrawiam z Polski:)))

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  69. So gorgeous!!! Love the color and the fabric flower! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy weekend!

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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