Saturday, August 8, 2009

:: Knotty & Nice Bag ::

Looking for something fun to carry around your summer sunscreens in? Perhaps something fresh and funky to tote around town? With a few easy twists and a couple of basic knots, a scarf or fabric square can be turned into your very own handbag. For a video tutorial on how to make this oh-so-adorable scarf tote, click HERE, or just follow the simple directions below. I think I'll make me one for our upcoming family vacation. Happy crafting!

Knotted Bag

32-inch-square scarf
or 45-inch-square tablecloth

1. Lay the scarf facedown. Pull one of the corners through one hand to create a tail about one-third the length of the side; tie a knot.
2. Repeat the same tail-knotting on the scarf's other three corners.
3. For handles, tie the upper two tails together in a square knot (right over left, left over right); repeat with the lower two tails.

Try dressing up your bag with a few bangles from your jewelry box as handles for a cute hand tote with a little flair.


Bracken and Bracken said...

So cool :) Looks like I'll have to look through my excess fabrics!!

aprilgusty said...

Ummm I LOVE this! This is too cute. I am totally going to try this.

Kim said...

What a great idea! I like that fabric in the picture! I'll have to see what I can find and try that!