Monday, May 23, 2011

Paris Market Bag

This is where thrifting meets sewing & fabric transfer...
Today I found a like-new, beautiful bag made from straw for $2.99!
Add to that a piece of great curtain fabric 
I scored at the thrift store a few weeks ago...
I measured the fabric to line the inside of the bag.
I sewed the sides and the bottom of the fabric together...
I made a base from cardboard and covered it with fabric...
The base goes in the bottom of the bag for stability...
I hot glued the top edge of the lining onto the bag...
Sewing through the basket weave would have been difficult!
Next I used the Citrasolv transfer method and 
made a sign for the front of the bag. I used spray adhesive,  hand stitched it to the bag, then frayed the edges.
I turned this $2.99 thrift store find into a
Parisian work of art that I can't wait to use!
Susan

45 comments:

  1. Hi popping in from blog hop
    Im a new follower from the uk
    enjoyed reading your blog
    please come visit me anytime
    www.jollyjillys.blogspot.com

    ps love your bag

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  2. Great job! Still haven't tried the citrasolve thing. Bought a bottle over two months ago! lol So busy we are!:)

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  3. That is gorgeous, Susan! I love that fabric and have something similar to it! Love the label you added to the front. It's gone from a plain straw tote to a fabulous French market bag!

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  4. It's gorgeous! I love that you turned a plain bag into something totally fabulous!

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  5. Love it! You are so creative :)

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  6. That look fab...love the fabric..you are so clever.

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  7. Oh My Gosh, Susan, how cool is that! Very clever idea, and I love the label on the front that you added. A wonderful job indeed.

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  8. Wow Susan! I just love your tote! And so happy to know we are neighbors! ;)

    Jeanine

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  9. This is lovely! I really like it; quite classy!

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  10. I love your Parisian market bag! I wish that I could sew! I love the label you added, too! Now I need to get brave and try my hand at fabric transfer!!! Thanks for the great inspiration!

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  11. Love the bag. Hi! Following you from the Meet Me Monday blog hop! I Hope you visit my Cajun blog and return the follow!
    - Jessica @ http://cajunlicious.com

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  12. Fabulous! Wow, you have such a creative mind. Your new bag is now worth much more and it is very beautiful.
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  13. Looks great following you from the hop
    http://everydayproductsandmore.blogspot.com/

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  14. Very creative! Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Fabulous!!!! Love the upgrade. I wish I wasn't so lazy or I might do that to a straw bag that I have.

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  16. I HAVE to get out of this rut I am in and GET CREATIVE!!! That bag is freakin adorable!!!

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  17. LOVE THIS! How creative and what a deal! Would love for you to link up to my linky party @ The Ivy Cottage Blog.
    http://theivycottageblog.blogspot.com/2011/05/say-what-linky-party-1.html
    Thanks,
    Amanda

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  18. Susan you did a wonderful remake of that bag! So very improved and for 2.99 you can't beat that!

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  19. Oh my, I really love this. Everything about it - style and on the cheap is speaking my language. I saw you at not just a housewife. Pop on over to my blog and say hi.
    Hugs,
    Lisa
    theenchantedoven.blogspot.com

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  20. LOVE THIS!!! I have 3 different size rattan bags I've collected from GW over the years. This is great inspiration for what to do with them. I like the idea of just sitting them around for decor too. Thanks for sharing!

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  21. Have a bag very similar, I am inspired to do something like this to mine. Love your idea!

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  22. Beautiful job! Love your fabric choice.

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  23. Awesome! I love it! I wish I was that crafty. :)

    Thanks for sharing it at the Weekend Warrior.

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

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  24. Susan, what a lovely, inspiring project...thanks for sharing!

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  25. I love this bag and I love your blog. I am your newest follower! x Sharon (South Africa)

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  26. What a great revamp on this bag! You turned it from boring to amazing! I'd love if you linked up to Sew Woodsy.

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  27. So lovely! What a great bag for the farmer's market!

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  28. so cute! I just love straw bags, and the label makes it special. Nice!!

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  29. What a wonderful idea, Susan! It turned out beautiful! Thank you so much for linking up to Homemaker in Heels! Have a great week!
    Crysta
    HomemakerinHeels.com

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  30. Very cute idea! Found you at Savvy Southern Style. A new follower.

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  31. Great transformation, thanks for sharing.

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  32. I love your style. I think I'm drawn to everything you do. Thanks for linking to the Home Decor and Organizing Link Party.

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  33. Great idea... I wouldn't have ever...not in a million years... thought of that!
    www.daughterbydesign.blogspot.com

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  34. wow, you did a great job with it. Love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing this at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  35. Great job! Love it!

    Following from the Thrilled Thursday Hop! Please stop on by and follow me at http://www.mommydigger.com and say hello :)

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  36. wow! Amazing blog post you have here :) Keep it up!

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  37. That's adorable! Great find - and great fix!

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  38. Wow, what an adorable transformation! You really made it go from drab to fab! One question, what's Citrasolv?

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  39. WOW!!! This is really beautiful. Just popping in from TT&J :)

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  40. So pretty. Great fabric choice and the bag - such a classic, don't you think?

    Visiting from Funky Junk

    Cheers!

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  41. This looks great Susan - I saw it at the Graphics Fairy! You had great luck with the Citrasolv technique, and I LOVE the lining fabric you chose!

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  42. Wow Susan...that is fabulous! Just dropped in from the Homemaker on a Dime blog hop and had to tell you I'll be borrowing this idea to makeover my French Market baskets. I'll let you know when they're done, so you can see how you've contributed to my inspiration...xxx
    http://atrayofbliss.blogspot.com.au/

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Susan

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