Maybe a little sunless tanner and a new beach bag will pull me back from the brink...
Here's a little striped rug I picked up on a recent trip to IKEA- knowing that I would never actually use it on the floor.
but it made the cutest beach tote!
The rug dimensions are roughly 24"x36" and it cost $4.99. I simply folded it in half and stitched up the side seams, then stitched a 7" seam across the bottom corner for the base. The fringed short ends turn over to make a little tasseled edge. I wanted the trim edge to be continuous so I made bound openings for the straps- which are made from 4" wide strips of heavy canvas. The raw edges tuck under the stitched down fold so they don't show. I think cotton rope handles would be adorable, but I didn't happen to have any on hand.
To make the base a little sturdier, cover a piece of super heavy Timtex with some canvas and stick it in the bottom.
Finished dimensions are 15" wide x 12" high x 7" deep.
Here are a few other storage items that I've been stitching up lately:
Canvas laundry basket
I hope to be back soon with something to wear!
I'm chronicling (is that a word?) my home dec work HERE.
Thanks for stopping by!