Easy DIY Perfect for Beginners!!

5 Materials
30 Minutes

This year, I’m making my summer wardrobe from items I already have.

I found this gorgeous lace curtain and it was the inspiration for the prettiest summer tote ever! See how I did it.

Tools and materials:

  • Lace curtain
  • Tote bag as template
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine

1. Gather

Cut strips 3 to 4 inches wide from the edges of the curtain. 


Gather the raw edges on your sewing machine by using a long stitch length and a high tension.


2. Bag

Fold the rest of the curtain in half.

Use an existing bag as a template and cut out the bag shape.


3. Ruffle

Lay the two sections of the back on top of each other.

Pin the gathered lace ruffles around the side and bottom edges, joining the two pieces of the bag together, and sew in place.


4. Handle

Cut another strip of curtain for the handle. 

Finish the long edges.

Attach the short ends to the inside of the bag, at the side seams.

Hem the top edge of the bag.

Easy DIY bag

Easy DIY bag

The bag won’t hold a lot of weight, but it’s pretty and summery and cost nothing!

You can line it with a contrast fabric and add a woven handle for more strength if you want.

See what creative ideas you can come up with. And do let me know what you think of this.

Next, check out these  Taylor Swift-inspired DIY Floral Jeans.

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Suggested materials:
  • Lace curtain
  • Tote bag as template
  • Pins
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