DIY: To Market We Will Go!

We are fortunate to have farmers markets available to us year round here in Fayette County. There’s not much better than fresh produce, locally made cheese, & fresh baked bread.

Whether you’re heading out to the farmers market or your local grocery store, grab a reusable tote and cut down on plastic bags that just end up in the landfill. And, you’ll be the most stylish shopper around when you sport the adorable totes that you make yourself!

SUPPLIES:

Canvas Tote

Vintage Handkerchief

Hem Tape

Iron

Buttons

E6000 Glue

Position a handkerchief onto the tote.

Place hem tape under the edges of the handkerchief. If the handkerchief has curved edges, you may need to tear off smaller pieces of the hem tape to arrange them around the sections that aren’t straight.

Using the cotton setting, use the iron to adhere the handkerchief to the tote.

You can stop there, but adding a few buttons gives the tote an extra special touch. Attach the buttons with E6000 glue or, if you prefer, you may sew them on.

This project takes less than 5 minutes, so make sure you have plenty of totes and vintage handkerchiefs, because you’re going to want to make more!

Gather supplies

Position a handkerchief onto the tote.Place hem tape under the edges of the handkerchief. If the handkerchief has curved edges, you may need to tear off smaller pieces of the hem tape to arrange them around the sections that aren’t straight.

Using the cotton setting, use the iron to adhere the handkerchief to the tote.

You can stop there, but adding a few buttons gives the tote an extra special touch. Attach the buttons with E6000 glue or, if you prefer, you may sew them on.

This project takes less than 5 minutes, so make sure you have plenty of totes and vintage handkerchiefs, because you’re going to want to make more!

June 11, 2019

RELATED POSTS