I hope you are having a lovely end to your summer and are getting excited for autumn! For a fun project, I made a simple bow tote to match my bow clutch.
I followed the instructions provided in this tutorial, but made some modifications to personalize it for my own needs. She really does a wonderful job explaining her steps!
For my fabric, I used the same neutral canvas and polka dot lining as I did for the clutch.
I also painted my canvas fabric with blue fabric paint to match the clutch.
The modifications I made included increasing the dimensions of the bag slightly, sewing two inside pockets, securing the flaps with buttons, and using two straps instead of one. I liked the idea of a yin yang shape, but decided the pockets and extra strap would be more practical for school and other uses.
I used orange and white buttons to close the pockets using the little yin yang flaps already part of the original design.
The two straps are made of saddle string. I measured them to size and attached them with rivets. Unfortunately, I don't have a rivet hole punch, but I was able to use a mini screw driver to create holes that the rivets would fit into. (If you are going to use rivets, I definitely recommend getting a hole punch because it will go much faster!)
That's it! Honestly, I love how it turned out. The bag itself is light weight and durable. It holds my tablet for school as well as my little clutch, keys, pens, phone, and other little things in the pockets.
Let me know what you think!
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