Thursday, 9 July 2009

vintage doily tote bag


so following on with the doily theme. . . .



take one plain natural cotton tote bag
{available from the lovely Vonnie's Folksy shop - Blottedcopybook's store of wonders - only £5.00 for 5 !}

pin on a pretty vintage embroidered doily -
then remember you need to sew on some buttons
{vintage of course!}

sew on the buttons, through the doily but not through the bag




machine stitch your doily to your tote with contrasting cotton,
i used different colours for top and bobbin threads
{try not to get too cross with your dumb-ass sewing machine}



select a small crochet doily from the ever expanding pile
using a matching co
tton hand sew the doily to the centre of the first doily
remembering too late you should have don
e this before sewing on the first doily, sigh.
select a beautiful vintage mother-of-pearl button
to adorn the centre of the second doily
sew on with contrasting emb
roidery thread.


there you go - a cool new shopping bag!


unfortunately my photo's aren't so great this post
due to busy day with work and bad light
when i got the time to photograph
but you get the idea!
i will definately do the next bag in the right order!
you can click on any of the photo's for close up views!


8 comments:

Fraggierocks said...

Thanks for the tutorial, cool bag!

Apryl said...

cool! love it.. this means I will have to do a tute for the doily hair accessory I made yesterday!

do you ever think one day we might learn to crochet our own? nah

nifty thrifty said...

looks great - would you like to join fellow crafters in the area for a local craft fair in Braunton in November? I'm organising a 'handmade Christmas'event as a platform for local makers.

hookedyarn said...

What a fab idea, though if you carry on like this there will soon be a shortage of doilys in the charity shops!

BLONDEDESIGN said...

This is so pretty!

Vonnie said...

Excellent tutorial!

Rima said...

What a cool bag!

Rima
www.yarnydays.com

Melisa Sriwulandari said...

Hai... I must say, I really enjoyed looking/reading through your blog!

Melisa