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The DIY ribbon and lace tote that will make your friends envious

I'm a stay-at-home mom who loves to create new things for my home and family.  I created my blog, Cutesy Crafts, as a way to share my crafts with other people.  I love all things handmade!

Tote your stuff in style with this simple DIY

Dress up a plain tote bag with a little bit of ribbon and lace.

I love the look of ribbon and lace together. So feminine and classic. Take a plain canvas tote bag and give it a bit of a makeover by simply sewing rows of pretty ribbon and lace onto the front. If you've ever walked down the ribbon section at the craft store, you know the possibilities for this craft are endless. So many different combinations of colors and textures to try.

Supplies:

  • Canvas tote bag
  • Ribbon
  • Lace ribbon (2 different kinds)
  • Thread

Tote your stuff in style with this simple DIY

Instructions:

1. Cut strips of the ribbon and lace slightly longer that the width of your tote bag. Make sure there is enough to fold the ends under when you are sewing later.

Tote your stuff in style with this simple DIY

2. Start with a strip of lace. Fold the ends under and pin it to the top of the bag. Open up the bag and sew down the middle of the lace.

Tote your stuff in style with this simple DIY

3. Next, take a strip of ribbon, fold it in half lengthwise and iron to get a crease.

Tote your stuff in style with this simple DIY

4. Pin, folding the ends under, slightly overlapping the previous row of lace.

Tote your stuff in style with this simple DIY

5. Open the bag and sew along the crease in the middle of the ribbon.

Tote your stuff in style with this simple DIY

6. Repeat with the other strands of lace and ribbon using this pattern: lace 1, ribbon, lace 2, ribbon, lace 1, ribbon, lace 2, ribbon, etc.

Tote your stuff in style with this simple DIY

Enjoy your new tote bag!

Tote your stuff in style with this simple DIY

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