Wednesday, April 15, 2009

THRIFT STORE BURLAP TOTEBAG MAKEOVER!

Okay...at first glance I KNOW what you are thinking....I even picked it up and put it down myself ....then I kept thinking about it because I really love that granny smith apple green color, but my initial is no where near "R" BUT then I came up with this idea.....TURN IT INTO A PILLOW!! So here we go..................
First step is to cut the bag apart....cut the top handles off and then just follow the seams and cut all the way around. Your goal is to get two even pieces.......................

LIKE THIS!!!. You will have to do some trimming to get them even. I did not use a pattern for this , I just eye balled the pieces but you could ...just to be sure...lay out a template for accuracy. At this point sew the pieces right sides together leaving a small opening on the bottom. Turn the pillow right side out, stuff with fiber fill and sew opening closed.


You will end up with this FABULOUS LOOKING TRENDY MONOGRAM ACCENT PILLOW! This project was soooooo inexpensive....the tote bag cost a whopping .25 cents and it took all of 1/2 hour to get it done start to finish. The best part is I can also use the twine that was the handle to hang my price tags with! A total recycle project that looks like a million bucks!!
SO get out there and rummage thru the tote bags next time and give this a try! Have fun!



5 comments:

Pots 'n Prims said...

But it would've been the perfect purse for Mr. OTM! hehehehe!!
Looks cool as a pillow though! My crafty friend! :)

Heather's Stitches said...

How easy! Looks great, maybe you can find a "G" next time..lol..

mommynoodles said...

Love your thrift store makeover,too cute!!

Barking Dogs said...

Love it.. thanks for the tutorial.

~Jennifer

Donna said...

Job well done...thanks for the idea.