diy anthropologie branch river tote
|[left pic- Anthropologie]|
This Anthropologie inspired bag is a great beginner sewing project for anyone who is ready to advance beyond the basic tote bag.
- 6 feet of rope (cut in half so you have 3 feet for each strap)
- 1/2 yard of medium weight cotton (or some other woven fabric)
- 1/2 yard cotton lining
- 1/4 yard complimenting cotton fabric (for stripe)
|[Cut 2 squares of fabric that measure 18 X 18 inches]|
|[Cut 2 squares out of the lining that measure 18 X 18 inches]|
|[Cut a strip of fabric that measures 6 inches wide and 18 inches long. Using an iron, press down the sides about 1/4 inch]|
|[Pin the fabric strip down the middle and sew down each side edge]|
|[Place the fabric squares on top of each other- right sides together. Sew the bottom and sides of the bag leaving a 6 inch space at the top of each side. Repeat this step with the lining]|
|[Place the lining inside of the bag. Sew the fabric to the lining at the side vents (the “split” section at the top]|
This is amazing! You are so talented!
I like yours even better than Anthro's and it's a fraction of the price!!!
I love the fabric you used!
They look the exact same and your is so much cheaper!!! Well done!
Do you handstitch the rope? Seems too thick for machine sewing.
Yes, I did
Curious. Why do you have to handstitch the rope. I used jute. Where did you get your rope?
I was worried that the rops was too thick to machine sew. I got the rope from Home Depot.
Where did you get your fabric?
The fabric is vintage cotton- sorry, I know that isn't very helpful! Fabric.com has lots of great printed cottons.
Is the hand-stitched part of the rope inside the stitched up top part of fabric?
Yes, once the rope is stitched you pull it through the fabric casing to hide where it was joined.
This looks much nicer than the Anthropologie. I am a real novice with sewing but feel your clear and straightforward descriptions will give me the confidence to try it!! Thank you so much.