Tuesday, May 14, 2013

DIY No-Sew Tote Bag (Kate Spade Style Soiree Link Party)

It's time to party!  Or should I say time to soiree?!

style soiree link party

Today is the first day of our Summer Soiree Link Party Series, and I'm thrilled to see all of your Kate Spade inspired projects  - outfits - decor - whatever you did that was inspired by the queen of polka dots herself.

Kate Spade Inspired Link Party

I had so much fun with this super-simple-ridiculously-easy project!  It's hard not to love a diy project that takes less than 5 minutes to make  - especially when it's covered in gold polka dots.  I was tipped off by my friend Courtney that these Anthropologie napkins were on sale, so I had to bust it over to the store to grab some before they were gone.

Gold Dot Fabric Napkins from Anthropologie

At $4.95 for a set of 4, I had to pick up an extra set to use for a few fun diy projects.  My little girlfriend is really into carrying her own handbag, and she's especially fond of the tote.  With the help of some fabric glue and leopard grosgrain ribbon, craft supplies I already had on hand, I whipped up this sweet little fabric tote bag for my little girlie.

no sew tote bag

It's so simple!

Just glue the wrong sides together starting with the bottom.  Lay your ribbon down the sides before you glue them together.  Then let the glue dry completely (about an hour) before attempting to use it.  It's pretty strong for being glued together  - perfect for all my little girl's essentials - sunglasses, chapstick, a pack of crayons - you know the stuff she must have with her at all times.

DIY No Sew Tote Bag

DIY no sew tote bag

It's really fun having two different sides - pink and orange.

make a tote bag from 2 fabric napkins

I cut the ribbon long enough so she can wear it as a shoulder or messenger bag.

diy no sew fabric tote bag

My little model is a happy customer.  She really loves her bag, and I love how easy this was to make!  #kindawishitwasmine #whodoesntlovegoldpolkadots

I did some other fun projects with these gold polka dot napkins that I'll be sharing later, but first it's your turn to show off what Kate Spade inspired you to do!  

When you link up with just one of us, your project will be seen on all of our blogs!  

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To}  
Camila {Effortless Style}
Jenna {Rain On A Tin Roof


  1. I think your model stole the show! Great project and super cute- who doesn't love polka dots!!?!?

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  3. Adorable, Carmel! Love, love, love the polka dots! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  4. So cute! I am loving the gold polka dots I am seeing everywhere. She looks super adorable whereing that tote :) xo Kristin

  5. I mean *wearing* haven't had my coffee yet...LOL

  6. adorable!! your model is the cutest! and i love kristin's comment- i find myself doing stuff like that, too!

  7. Adorable!!! Both the tote and the model ;)

  8. This is such a brilliant idea Carmel! It turned out so cute...especially the model!

  9. I have a 'thing' for cute bags. And yours is adorable. The polka dots!:) In gold! :)Glorious! Found your lovely blog from Jenna and sooo glad I did!
    Cheers to you and yours,
    Therese @ Fresh Idea Studio


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