Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Cute Rosette Tote Bags

I am making things for the silent auctions for two of my favorite fundraisers...I usually just make two of each themed basket or grouping.
I made these two tote bags from three tea towels (one for each bag body and one for the handles) in coordinating colors.
I wanted to use them for scrapbooking supplies, but they just looked so plain!
So I got busy with my trusty partner, the hot glue gun (I don't think I have any more fingerprints because I keep burning myself with the hot glue!).  I decided these bags needed some bling!


So I used fabric scraps to make rosettes...the off white one is made from painters cloth I found at Goodwill (for 25 cents I might add!). 
The other scraps were left over from leftover quilt bindings.
I love how the blue flower matches both blues in the tote bag fabric.
And these are the perfect size for toting miscellaneous scrapbook supplies! 
I just finished these up at midnight last night!

37 comments:

Cecily said...

Man, what a great use for tea towels! And those are some very pretty fabric flowers.

Amy C said...

I love the flowers, they add just the perfect touch!

Sharyn said...

Flowers as bling and great scrapbook totes. Very nice idea. Love that you made them out of teatowels.

Erin said...

I love the flowers! That's what sold me on my last bag, the addition of flowers. :)

Megan said...

I like 'em! I wonder how many library books I could fit in there. I'm finding that I need more than one tote for trips to the library these days. Thanks for sharing!

southernscraps said...

These are really cute!

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

Those bags are adorable! I love the stripes and plaid mixed with the flowers.

Michelle L. said...

So cute! I love your color combos - and painter's cloth rosettes, a great upcycle!

Stephani said...

Cute!

Thanks for linking up to Crafty Friday!

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Ellen, these are SO cute! I love those rosettes -- they really add to the bags! Great job! :)

ticc said...

Love the bags, and the flowers just set them off. Very beautiful!!

Haylee said...

I love your bags.

Leslie said...

these are adorable....i love it!! great finish

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I love rosettes and I love bags, what fun to see them combined. You did a great job during your midnight crafting session! Thanks so much for joining us and linking up a few of your crafts at A Crafty Soiree. We loved having you and hope we'll see you ever week☺

Theresa said...

A gal after my own heart! I love all things rosette...your bags are adorable!
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Cheers!
Theresa

Pris said...

Wow this is great! I will definitely be trying this one out! Following you from Fabulous Finds Friday!
www.scrapartbypris.blogspot.com

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I think you were right on. Those rosettes finish those bags wonderfully.

KQuiltyBee said...

Great finish--anybody would like these.

Joy said...

Love the rosettes on your bags! Thanks for linking with Make It Fantabulous!

Melissa said...

Love using the tea towels! Great job!

KristiYaYa said...

Ditto to all the great comments! I will be rockin' this idea too!!!! (Now a wee little tip for you before you completely fry your fingers... get yourself a low temp glue gun!!!!! They are MARVELOUS!!!!)

Karen said...

They look like great totes. Love your embellishments.

TheBlackForrist said...

Wow, I really like these. the added rosette detail makes them pop! so simple, and yet so perfectly wonderful!

malia said...

Ellen-- I love this project... these are my favorite colors. Beautiful!

Crafty Housewife said...

I saw your link at Friday Finds. I love these tote bags and will definitely have to try my hand at making them! Thanks for the fabulous idea and I hope that you will stop by and see me as well!

Thanks,
Brandy

Nina... said...

Thoes bags are very sweet! Great job!

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Really cute idea! I love the colors.

Kim said...

What a great job you did on these. I love that you found a painters cloth at GW. I'd love if you'd link these up with Fabric Fun Thursday :).

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Very cute and the flowers add just the right bling! Thanks for sharing.

AUDRA said...

Thoses are super cute! How sweet of you to do that.

RecycleCindy said...

Cute rosette flowers for your reusable tote bag. I stumbled your post too so I can hopefully come back and attempt to use your cute idea for a future recycled bag project.

Rachelle said...

Very cute! So simple, yet so pretty!

Visiting from the Saturday Spotlight link party!

Rachelle S.
www.chelstamps.blogspot.com

Jill said...

Beautiful bags! Ingenious use of teatowels and scraps! I love them!

Thanks for linking this one too!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

Donene said...

Oh, so cute! I love how they turned out!

{Amy} said...

love these, so, so cute! great work!

Lori@Paisley Passions said...

So pretty! They turned out great! Thanks for linking up to Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope to see you again soon! :)

Meg said...

Great idea! They turned out so well. I know this is dumb, but I would love to see a tutorial on the tea towel bags! I'm very new to sewing and need step by step instructions!

Thanks for joining my Friday link party again, Ellen! See you this Friday!