With most of the month of August focused on burlap pillowing making, I'm so happy to have wrapped up a brand new burlap tote bag this past weekend, the 019 tote. A lot of good things happened this weekend including finding extra time to sew up this lovely new design, celebrating my birthday, journeying to explore new areas of Detroit with friends, and sharing a delicious, homemade Italian meal with my family. I'll spare you the details on them all, with the exception of the bag making. Let me show you around our newest burlap design and share how I made this everyday bag from a gigantic burlap sack.
I had wanted to add a new medium-sized tote bag to my burlap bag collection, and I found a great cut of burlap waiting to be used for just that. I chose a mustard yellow and ivory woven print fabric to form the bag's bottom and exterior slide pocket. This fabric is great for the exterior as its interior decorating/upholstery quality fabric making it super durable. The color scheme is chosen specifically for the cooler months, with the yellow and tan balancing each other out well.
On the inside of the 019, I chose to include another slide pocket in a smaller dimension, specifically for keeping small items separated from the main compartment. The interior lining is a cream cotton canvas accented with a solid tan beige on the bag's interior bottom. It's a bit of color blocking on the inside to give it some dimension and interest while still using a coordinating warm color palette. You can find all of the specific dimensions of this burlap bag by visiting the listing in our Etsy shop.
I am thankful to have some extra time on this long weekend to sew. I hope you are enjoying your weekend wherever you are and spending some time, no matter how little, doing something that you love.
You can shop all of burlap tote bags now here in our Etsy shop.