Sunday, November 14, 2010

Burlap Christmas Shopping Tote with Rosette

 I have been seeing a lot of burlap bags around and I am loving them. 
This one at La Maison Reid is adorable. She also has a link there for a simple lined tote bag in burlap with a rosette. 

So I thought I would use some of the burlap I bought the other day and give it a try. I was trying to think if I have ever actually sewed anything from burlap, and as far as I can remember I haven't. But it turned out that it isn't hard to work with and it was totally fun putting this little Christmas Shopping Tote together.

It was late, very late, when I started on it and I fooled around quite a while with measurements and deciding on the fabric. It ended up measuring about 14" tall by 13" wide. Then I had to figure out how to make the rosette because it needed some embellishment, and I didn't have time to run out to the craft store. But I probably would have if I knew of any 24 hour craft stores in this podunk town. Just sayin' if you happen to be up with a glue gun in your hand at 3 am, maybe a 24 hour craft store wouldn't be out of the question...

 So I am pretty satisfied with the end result and I think this cute green burlap bag will be perfect for someone to carry all their little holiday goodies in. It has one large pocket inside to round up your essentials like wallet, car keys and phone.

Don't forget to enter to win the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway! Go to the original post here to see what I have in my 12 Days of Christmas Basket. Leave your comment and you are IN! It is a very simple contest, so get over there and check it out!

And link up your store specials if you want, so we can see what you have to offer and shop in each other's stores. After all, we are going to be shopping somewhere so why not make it easy to find some awesomeness right here!


  1. Your burlap bag turned out cute!

  2. Glad you like the tote and bag! Did you have trouble following my tutorial? Yours turned our really darling...great idea for the holidays. I have several requests for bags...better get going making some for Christmas!

  3. That burlap bag is really sweet, and I love the color! I always thought burlap would be hard to work with as it tends to ravel...but they are really hot now and look so cool! Great job, Doni!



  4. Beautiful bag, Doni! I love your (sparkly) paper bag, too.


  5. Love your bag!! I've got tons of burlap that I found at a thrift store....I'll have try making myself a bag I guess! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  6. Christian BrassfieldNovember 17, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    I love the bag!

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