Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Tohoku Tote {My Version}

I decided to participate in the "Create With Me" over at UCreate this month.  September's project is the tote bag from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar.

I payed less than a dollar for this bag!  I won some burlap from a giveaway over at Debbiedoos, the lining is a would-be thrifted t-shirt, and the paisley fabric is a $1 fat quarter from Walmart!



Unfortunately, I am not very good at reading and following directions (I just get too excited), so I had to modify things, so the bag turned out smaller...it is more of a purse size.  I love it though!  I got lots of compliments on it my first time using it!

Linking this up here and here.

33 comments:

Blissful Blooms said...

Love your bag! Simply gorgeous! I found you through 36th Avenue.

Elsa said...

Love love love this bag!!!

rebekahdawn said...

Very nice! I have this bag pinned to try too, although I doubt I'll get around to it before the challenge ends. I like your take on it!

Sandy Ang said...

It looks great !

Pam said...

You've done a great job. Your bag looks fabulous! Can't believe it only cost $1; that's great.

Tammy said...
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Tammy said...

Looks great! Sorry for the deleted post, but I wasn't finished yet.:) Where did you get the pattern? I love the burlap mixed with fabric. You did a wonderful job! I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime too:)

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Looks great! You did a fantastic job!



Melanie
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Rachael said...

O I love it! So cute
Rachael
freshsqueezedhome.blogspot.com

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

It's adorable!! I love it! I saw that challenge too, but never got around to making one. Great job!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

That is super cute!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Great job.

Nikki@EverythingUndertheMoon said...

You did a wonderful job!! I really love it. I would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party!
http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/09/bedazzle-me-monday-1.html

Elizabeth said...

LOVE THIS! Totally adorbs :) Thanks So much for linking up to Made With Love! I'm featuring you on the FB page tonight! http://www.facebook.com/SewChatty

Geneva said...

Very sweet bag! I'm thinking I'd like the purse size better...

Amy said...

Really cute. I love the burlap mixed with the fabric. I was going to make that bag for curette this month... And then suddenly the month was gone. Oh well. Great job!

Heather said...

This might just work for a diaper bag! It I adorable and I love how thrify you were in making it!

Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

This tuned out super cute! It is so nice to be thrifty and in return make such a cute bag!

Love it! I saw this tut. and really want to make one of my own!

Jilly said...

The burlap mixed with fabric looks totally stunning work. You did a wonderful job and it is best to give a solder to new fashions. I am your newest follower.
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Brooke Kenny said...

I love LOVE this!!! I love the burlap!
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~Brooke

The Mother Huddle said...

I would have never thought to use burlap for a bag, and it looks amazing! Great finish work, it looks so well made :)
~Destri

Shannon said...

You'd never know you had trouble with the instructions because your bag turned out SO cute! I love the fabrics you chose and the bow front is so pretty. Nice job!!
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Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors said...

Not only do I love your tote, I really love how much it didn't cost!

Visiting from Sweet Peas and Bumblebees. Following you now. :)

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

Love it! I love burlap. This turned out amazing! I am about to start on mine today. Hopefully I can get it done in time :)

Anne said...

i made this tote a few months ago and love it! how smart to use an old t-shirt for the lining. :o)

Haniela said...

I love it, I want to make something like this in the winter.
Great job. I found you via SomedayCrafts

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

I made one too - it's a really great pattern and tute! Yours is really gorgeous, I love the burlap and paisley mix. Great job!

Michelle said...

So cute in burlap! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

Katie @ OhhBaby said...

I definitely love the burlap! Its quickly becoming my favorite! Would love for you to link it up to Fabulous Friday! http://ohhbabydesigns.blogspot.com/2011/09/fabulous-friday-5-easy-artwork.html

april@gingerbread said...

I am a sucker for burlap...you did a great job! I hope you will link up with me here:
http://www.thegingerbreadblog.com/2011/09/sweet-saturday-v7.html

Lindsay said...

I must make this! What a fun little bag. And I adore burlap, you did such a good job! Thanks for linking up @ Show & Share!

Tonya said...

This is super duper cute! I love it best of them all!

Shelly said...

Came from ucreate and LOVE your version of the bag challenge. Just stopped to send some luv your way for a great job!

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