For the fabric I used burlap for the outside and canvas for the lining. I'll have to explain why I used the burlap. Back when I was into making and selling candles, I would do craft shows and my booth decor was primitive country. I used tea stained muslin to cover the tables and over top I used burlap (that was my sister's idea). Well now that I don't sell candles any more I have all this burlap laying around. I've searched the net for ideas that I can use the burlap for. I came across a tote bag made from burlap and the light bulb went on.
The tote measures 17" across and is about 17" deep. The handles are 26" from end to end.
I wanted the tote to have a natural feel to it so I decided to use canvas for the lining. The tote it very sturdy using both fabrics.
The tote looked very plain and I wanted to add a little feminine touch so I made these fabric rolled flowers. I added pins on the back of each flower so they can be removed and worn on a shirt or jacket.
I also made an organizer that can be removed and used in another bag. I used the same canvas that was used for the lining.
I made smaller pouches for the outside so you can put your cell phone, lipstick or any smaller items and then one large pouch.
I filled my sister's pouches with lots of things to pamper them with. In the days to come I'll show you some other things I made that will go into the totes. Till then, thanks for visiting!