Monday

Tote Restyle Inspiration

I recently saw this bag online, and it inspired me to make a new bag for the upcoming season. With traveling back and forth for weddings this fall, it's nice to have a small tote to store books, journals, and craft supplies to pass the time on those long car and plane rides. 

I made this tote by dipping the bottom and top of the tote in a mix of water and black dye, shifting the fabric back and forth so that the pattern would be uneven. I also used a large paint brush to add additional strokes of dye. Once the tote dried, I cut off the original straps and sewed on leather strips for straps.

 This project takes only about 20 minutes of hands on time to make and is extremely customizable. Enjoy!


23 comments:

  1. Um, AMAZING! Always love the projects you post.
    -Maggie

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  2. I like the result and the colors. The wide straps make sophisticated look effect too.
    Nataya - Chachamisu

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  3. Turned out so well! Love it!
    xx
    7thand52nd.blogspot.com

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  4. Beautiful! very cool :)
    Xo,
    Belen

    *** www.androbelinsider.blogspot.com ***

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  5. This bag is so beautiful and simple ! It is perfect with the leather straps.
    Have a nice day beauty ! xx

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  6. Oh this is awesome! Definitely want to try it out.

    Erin // http://www.erinoxnam.com

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  7. I can't believe you made this bag! It looks better than the original one :) You're talented.

    http://passionblogi.blogspot.fi/

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  8. I love this. I have a tote bag in mind that could use some navy blue dye :) Thanks for sharing!

    -Adia [http://adiasinead.blogspot.com]

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  9. Now THAT is a great looking bag! I love the colors and the leather strap!!

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  10. This is ridiculously cute and so, so easy. Definitely doing ASAP.

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  11. This bag is fabulous!!! :)
    Nice photos!

    ♥♥♥

    http://mademoisellejuliet.blogspot.com/
    http://mademoisellejuliet.blogspot.com/

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  12. what everyone else said - amazing. diy projects so often end up more embarrassing than not, but this one actually makes the outfit. thanks for sharing :)
    —michaela

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  13. I'm needing a new fall tote and this is perfect. I'm going to try this out.

    vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  14. Awesome idea I'm going to try this! :)

    http://turquoiselaceandlovenotes.blogspot.com/

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  15. Kinsey this came out so beautifully! So lovely.

    xo, Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com
    http://www.etsy.com/shop/InfiniteStyleShop

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  16. lovely bag.

    - Janine
    http://www.janinemaral.com/

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  17. gorgeous! I deff. need to try this

    xx
    http://everydaybeginings.blogspot.com/

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  18. This is great! I want to try this with curtains and/or a bedspread. What kind of dye did you use? I'm new to dyeing.

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