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Cornishware DIY Tote Bag

By: Julie Nyanyo from
Updated June 15, 2021
Cornishware DIY Tote Bag
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The next time you receive a boring, promotional tote bag, use this DIY sewing project to transform that dud into something you will love. The Cornishware DIY Tote Bag shows you how to makeover a tote by adding some pretty ruffles. Reminiscent of Cornishware pottery, this striped and textured how to make a tote bag pattern is simple to complete and can be made entirely out of scraps. This how to embellish a bag tutorial could easily be used on other bag types, as well.

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byMachine


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Gah! Great idea! I have a ton of fabric bags with logos of odd companies and this would be a fun way to cover those up and still be able to use a cute fabric bag. I would do some different colored ribbons, though. I have made ruffles with my sewing machine in the past so I am comfortable with that part of the process. Such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.


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