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Making My New Spring Tote

By Whitehaus @wecanredoit
It's just a personal preference, but I'm typically really, REALLY not into carrying around or wearing things with a company's logo on it. The one thing I do like about logo'd items is that thrift stores are generally jam packed with that stuff and it tends to be extra cheap!Making My New Spring Tote

In the case of this second hand American Eagle tote, everything was perfect for what I needed. From the color to the shape and the size, it was just a matter of concealing the words.

Making My New Spring Tote

Making the flowers:

*I cut circles out of contrast fabrics in varying sizes, generally ranging from 2" to 4". If you want, you can use some type of circle template to draw the circles on the fabric before cutting, but I like the look of the flowers that come out a little oblong, so I just went straight to the cutting.

Making My New Spring Tote
*After the circles were cut out I put a running stitch around its edge, making sure to have a couple of extra inches of thread left when the stitch came back around to its origin point.
Making My New Spring Tote
*To finish the flowers I pulled the thread tight so the circle bunches in on itself and tied it off.
Making My New Spring Tote

After making lots and lots of flowers I just hand sewed them onto the tote in a cascading pattern, trying to conceal the stitch marks as much as possible.

Making My New Spring Tote

By the time everything was sewn into place it seemed way too pretty for those crappy looking straps, so as a final touch I cut them off and replaced them with strips cut from this old leather belt. Huge improvement!

Making My New Spring Tote

All in all this is fairly quick transformation (depending on how many flowers you choose to add!), but definitely a simple one and totally personal.
TOOLS NEEDED:*needle and thread*seam ripper*scissors
Making My New Spring Tote

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