By now you know that I sew A LOT.

But there are certain projects that I have little interest in sewing. Bags are definitely on that short list.

However, when I saw Ashlee’s tutorial for this bag on her blog, My So Called Crafty Life, I had to make it! It’s boho and chic and simple.

Love it! GREAT job, Ashlee!!

I have a substantial collection of vintage fabrics and I’m always looking for inspirational projects to use them for.

I had this rose-print table runner that I knew would be perfect.

I didn’t deviate much from Ashlee’s tutorial; however, I had another idea for my strap.

I had a leather braided cord that came with a Brighton wallet {remember my husband’s shopping habit?} and I thought it would be perfect for this bag.

I created carriers out of simple cotton cording (3″ lengths) that I had on hand and added a few custom button details.


Additionally, I reinforced the bottom of the bag with a piece of foam sheeting. I wanted the bag to keeps its shape when it has contents, yet maintain the soft feel.

We’ll be traveling a lot this summer and this bag will be perfect for carrying the essentials for sight-seeing and snack-toting and souvenir-collecting.

What do you have planned for this summer?