small denim gift bag

Thanks to Sister Diane, I spent more time cleaning than crafting this weekend. She wrote a post about how we crafters just don’t seem to put things away and I looked around my room and thought, “Yep, that’s me!” I figured if I wasn’t brave enough to take a picture of my to-do piles then they needed to go.

I did get a little bit of sewing done, though. I was inspired by a denim tote my daughter received as a gift and decided to make a few for upcoming birthdays. I found this denim in my stash and it was already hemmed at the top (yes!) so all I had to do was serge the sides and make some handles. I used Heat n Bond Ultra Hold for the initials. I made a total of three small and one big, which I think is destined to become a project tote for myself.

font: I used the House Industries Haulnhouse font for the initial caps. You can find a similar, free download of the “Austin Powers” font from By the way, House Industries occasionally gives away free fonts. You should check them out because they are all pretty awesome.

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5 Responses to personalized denim tote bags

  1. kelly says:

    That is *cute*! love the font, too! Is the denim recycled? How/where did you find already-hemmed denim? I was thinking about using pant legs, but sometimes the size/shape just isn’t “right,” you know?

  2. CUTE! The letter is perfect for a little girl.

  3. I like the initialed tote! it stirs an idea for a similar but slightly different thing using the initials idea… You are inspiring.

  4. Amy in ne says:

    I love this! What a great way to use up scraps. I think I need one for each child with their initial on it–no more guessing who left their music in the middle of the floor!

  5. yarny days says:

    Cute all the way!