Happy Monday! Here's a little DIY love for ya. While thrifting the other day I found this beautiful pile of neutral grey rugs, with pops of neon in them. I immediately knew they would make beautiful bags so I snatched a few and took them home with me.
To turn these rugs into a beautiful toteI simply folded the rug in half and using a thick embroidery thread hand stitched the edges.
There's something really cathartic to me about hand stitching.
When the sides were all sewn up, I turned it inside out and boxed the bottom of the tote, you can learn how to this here.
Next, the tote needed a handle. Because the bag was grey woven, with pops of color I chose leather straps to add a new texture and natural element. You can also use old straps from a beloved purse or shop around for new ones!
Once your bag is complete, your ready to take the streets and Be-weave in yourself, I know it sounds like a cat poster but it's true. Next time you're thrifting and you find the perfect little rag rug, think about taking it home and turning it into your new favorite tote! ( check out my Instagram for a chance to win this bag)