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June 13, 2010

HAND towel to HAND bag!

I found this super-cute Shabby Chic towel from Target and just knew that I needed to make something out of it!  It was white and already came with ruffles on it, so I decided to add a few things and make it into a hand bag.  Here is the HAND towel to HAND bag tutorial!
What you need:
used or new hand towel
sewing machine
bamboo handles
15 minutes - no, I'm not kidding!

1. Take your hand towel off of your rod and wash it!
This towel came already with these darling ruffles on it! Don't you love them?
If you don't have a towel you want to use from home, buy them super-cheap at Ross or T.J.Maxx

2. Fold in half inside out and sew about 1/2 in. seam up the two sides.

3. Turn right side out

4. Now get your bamboo handles

5. Place your handles on the inner part of your purse and fold the ends in over them. Make sure to eye the handles to the center of the top of the bag. Pin.

I hand-sewed the handles on.
And you're done!
I added flowers to mine, but it looks cute without too.
I just took my little girls old washcloth and cut into circles, then layered them on top of each other for the flowers!!

This bag is great for taking to the pool, boating, or even to the mall for a summer look!

Towels are a great thing to turn into bags.  They are fairly inexpensive for the most part, great quality, and come in all different patterns and colors!  I did a segment on our local lifestyle show, Studio 5, about another fun bag you can make with a beach towel.  It is an all-in-one beach towel bag and you can find the tutorial HERE.  


Donene said...

This is simply adorable! I love it! There are so many possibilities you can do with that!

blog n' tell said...

This is darling...thanks for the tutorial.

glor said...

I love bags and totes and this one is a keeper. Thank you for the tutorial. Will be making this.

Leslie said...

How darling! I love how simple but cute this purse turned out! Thanks so much for linking up your crafty talent to Hoo's got talent! Also congrats on the 400 followers!

Suzanne said...

Very cute and original and washable! ;o)

Beverly @ said...

Goodness, this is so stinkin' cute! And Waaaaaay cuter than Martha's - let's be real. Ruffles always trump stripes. :) Nice job and thanks for the great idea.

Loose Sparrow Arts N Crafts said...

Martha's don't hold a candle to yours! I love your bag, and I might even drag out my sewing machine (shudder) to make me one to take to the pool.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Sew fun for summer!

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Absolutely stinkin adorable!!! I am a huge sucker for all things ruffle, and this bag is awesome!

I also enjoyed looking at your other beautiful flower and ruffle crafty creations! Great job.

Thanks for linking up with us over at The CSI Project.


Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Very cute! The ruffles and roses are perfect!

Theresa said...

How adorable! great tutorial! love your blog!

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