Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Totebag Makeover


Have you ever gotten a promotional tote bag? While it's a nice gesture and it's nice to support a local business, after a while you're just over it and you don't want to be a walking billboard.

I've had two of these bags hanging around for a long time. I decided to just make them over with a little fabric so I could use them again.

The first is from the University of Minnesota Duluth Library (Go Bulldogs!) UMD is my alma mater and I worked there for years. But I think it's about time to let go.

So, I just added some decorative fabric, a small pocket and a frayed flower.

The second bag was from a local bookstore. This time I added coordinating fabrics in stripes and a flower pin I made.

Voila! Two new tote bags :)

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  1. how often i see totes so cheap but they are not very nice looking or have some emblem on that i don't care for now you have shown how you can transform these to beautiful and fun totes. i hope you share this with some blog links that go on weekly.

  2. Too cute! And what a great idea! I never would have thought of doing that either. Thanks for stopping by!!