The $198 original via Anthropologie:
If you were going to make this you could use a rectangular doily or scraps of actual lace (both of which I considered) but I wanted the matte look of the original which I wouldn't have gotten from flimsy fabric. I love the look of the finished bag. It's perfect for summer and will be great next spring as well.
What you will need:
- One yard of canvas or any other fabric of your choosing (consider using oil cloth or laminated cotton for a completely wipeable bag)
- 2 vinyl placemats from Darlybird
- 1.5 yards of rope for the handles
- Steam-A-Seam iron-on adhesive
- Coordinating thread
- Sewing essentials
- Iron & Ironing Board
Follow the instructions at Dana Made It for the Boxed Out Tote
I followed that tutorial to a T (put in a pocket and all) but this is what I did differently:
- After cutting out the canvas pieces using the placemat as a guide, completely finish off the top edge as you will not sew through the top of the vinyl.
- If you are adding a pocket do so at this point
- Attach the handles
- Place the Steam-A-Seam between a layer of vinyl and a layer of canvas and on the hottest setting, bond the two wrong sides together (if your fabric has a wrong side)
- Now use the tutorial to make a tote out of this bonded fabric
- It's completely optional to box out the bottom of the bag, but to me it looked like the original had a base so I wanted to do it on mine as well.
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