1.29.2013

{re}Try This: Striped Tote Bag

Striped Tote Redux

I needed a big, bold, and roomy tote bag for Alt, so I took on my own striped tote bag tutorial.  This time, I nixed the colors and stuck with black, white, and gold to ensure it would go with all my outfits.  I upped the measurements to fit all my conference-going needs, added a few extra gold rivets for bling, and replaced the side grommets with big, gold snaps.  Oh, and I added a little gilded heart charm.  This bad boy did not fail me.

Read on for some more pics of my recreation.

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14 comments:

  1. I so need to try those grommet thingys - lol. Your bag looked fabulous!

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    1. You need to get on it, Jessica. They changed my life! :)

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  2. You know how much I LOVED this bag! So so cute! :) Audrey - This Little Street

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    1. You did! I thought you might try to steal it from me the way you were looking at it. :) Kidding, of course.

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  3. look cool :) i must have try at once this on my bag
    http://www.magpaki.com/

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  4. I am so excited that I just ordered some rivet and grommet kits from Jo-Ann fabrics online, all on sale! Also canvas. I ordered some faux leather for straps but I'm not sure if it will be strong enough -? And I was wondering if you'd be willing to share where you got the metallic gold hearts! I love that! I am a new fan/follower and I can't wait to try this new method of straps!! THANKS for your wonderful inspiration.

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    1. Sure thing! They're actually a DIY. You can buy plain wooden hearts at JoAnn or Michael's. Then, I just drilled a hole in the corner for the leather lace and gilded it with gilding sheets (although painting it gold would be easier).

      Good luck, and thank you for the kind words!

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  5. You mentioned that this bag is bigger than the original tutorial. What are the measurements for this wonderful bag?

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    1. Thanks for your question, Ellie. The bag is about 20" wide, 12" tall, and 6" deep. I hope this helps, and apologies for the delay in my response!

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  6. I simply love this bag!! My only question is, how I could install a zipper? Having to bring my laptop with me everywhere I go (almost), I would love to be able to close it, if it should rain. Thanks! :-)

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    1. Thanks, Anna Dorthea. I'm sure if you looked around for how to install zippers, you could easily apply it to this design. I myself is am no zipper maven, unfortunately.

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  7. I love this. I'd like to make it as a beach bag. Thanks for the tutorial!

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