Fabric and Lace Bow Tote

Fabric and Lace Bow Tote

I love dressing up plain canvas totes! They are so fun to do and you can create so many different looks. You can find canvas totes in almost any craft store or even Amazon – and you can never have enough cute totes right??

Floral Fabric Bow

Today over at Lil Luna I’m sharing the full tutorial on how to make a sweet DIY Bow Tote – I think these are so fun! You can create such different looks by changing up your fabrics and adding a bit of ribbon or lace.

Fabric Bow Canvas Totes

The tote over at Lil Luna is the blue fabric tote, but I also wanted to show you this cute lighter version I made with a little lace! I just changed out the bottom panel for a section of lace and it gives it a whole different feel. They are both so fast to sew up and I think they’d be a great gift too!

Head over to Lil Luna for the tutorial on how to sew up your own Fabric Bow Tote!

Turn a Canvas Tote into a Cute Fabric Bow Tote

To make the lace version, use the same measurements as the blue fabric tote for the bow and ribbon on the straps. Instead of the fabric panel at the bottom, measure the width of your bag and cut a length of lace 1″ longer. Fold the two short sides under and sew the lace in place at the bottom of the bag. Easy peasy!

Cute Lace and Fabric Tote

Wouldn’t they be fun gifts for a Girls Craft Night or a Back to School Teacher present? I’d love to see any photos of bags you make!



  • Reply July 21, 2015

    Brenda Ackerman

    These totes are so adorable! I have got to make some of these for myself and many for Christmas presents. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me. Have a wonderful day!

  • Reply July 23, 2015


    love the holder the bags are hanging from. Did you make that too? If how. Thanks

  • Reply July 28, 2015

    Kristina & Millie

    love the giant bow!!! Pinned here and now going over to pin from there.
    thanks for sharing the pattern with us!

  • Reply July 28, 2015


    I love bows! These turned out sooo cute. This also would be a great way to jazz up a grocery tote bag!

  • Reply July 30, 2015

    Sarah R.

    Very sweet! Would be fun to make a Halloween version for trick-or-treating, too! Thank you for bringing your fabulous post to Snickerdoodle Sunday- hope to see you this weekend!

    Sadie Seasongoods

  • Reply August 1, 2015


    Thank you for sharing. I have chosen this as my favourite post to feature on the Turn it Up Tuesday Linky party. Love the bag….xx

  • Reply August 2, 2015

    Create With Joy

    I LOVE these totes Bev – each one of them made me smile!

    Congrats – you are one of our Featured Guests at this week’s Inspire Me Monday party at Create With Joy.

    Have an AMAZING week! :-)

  • Reply August 2, 2015


    These tote bags are too cute! I’m needing a new one for work, thanks for the inspiration.

  • Reply August 4, 2015

    Jennifer Dawn

    Those bags are gorgeous! I love the fabrics you chose!

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