Upcycled Tea Towel Messenger Bag

Upcycled Tea Towel Messenger Bag
Upcycled Tea Towel Messenger Bag

If you’re looking for a quick bag sewing tutorial, try this Upcycled Tea Towel Messenger Bag! By refashioning a tea towel, you can easily complete this adorable purse in an hour.

This project provides wonderful instructions for creating a basic and easily customizable bag—simply choose a tea towel in a fun pattern, add your favorite vintage buttons for fasteners, and pick a material in your favorite color for the strap! No matter what you decide, this bag is sure to be become a staple accessory in your wardrobe.

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Time to CompleteUnder an hour

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This is a really nifty clutch made out of some pretty patterned tea towels. I imagine some very stiff interfacing, whether sewn-in or iron on, must be used for the clutch to retain its shape. Using webbing for the carry strap would indeed save time as the instructions indicate. Nice gift idea too.

Did you order too many tea towls or get too many form your house warming party than why not make some messenger bags. This is a great use for them and so fast and easy with this great tutorial to guide you. I would have never thought of this. It is such a clever idea and looks great when done and you can even add some embllishments on them too. Thanks for idea.


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