diy: floral appliqué tote

Cut, spray, stick. That's all you need to do for this DIY. I scored this tote at a travel expo but it had a logo on the front which I desperately wanted to cover up. This tote was also originally a cream colour but I dyed it black prior to this DIY. The spray adhesive seems to be holding up fairly well, but we'll see how durable it actually is as time goes by. I left the edges on my appliqué raw buy you can always neaten it up by sewing around the edges. This is a simple and effective way to update a plain old tote bag.

32 comments:

  1. This is an awesome idea! Applique brings me back to year 10 sewing, where I made a pencilcase with lots of appliqued flowers :) x

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  2. i love this! I'm going to try it:)

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  3. That's gorgeous! And so easy! Thanks for sharing :)

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  4. That's pretty nifty - I have heaps of those bags with logos which I don't use, I think I'll try this sometime.

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  5. This is so clever! Definitely gonna go try it soon. Thank you for the lovely idea :)

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  6. Oh, this is such a good idea! I'll definitely be trying it, so easy.

    x

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  7. this is such a great idea!

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  8. What a great easy DIY! Love the results. x

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  9. This is really cute and easy for the kinda un-co ones like me! I love DIY features, you should do more!!

    Grace x
    i'd rather buy shoes...

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  10. i love this DIY, and i especially love the floral fabric you used! i'm going to try this with some of the vintage floral fabric i have stashed away.

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  11. Gosh I love this idea, so simple. Discovered you through Geneva at apairandspare - lovely blog - new follower :)

    www.southmoltonststyle.com

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  12. Quite a clever trick!
    Another DIY to add to my list :)

    Cheers
    xx

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  13. This idea is genius!! I really enjoy reading your posts :D

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  14. I absolutely love it! Such a great idea for all those totes we seem to get given by everyone these days. Nice work Soph!

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  15. what a very cute idea. i work with fabric, i don't know why i never thought of that!

    xo
    sami

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  16. Simple, yet an amazing result! I love it.

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  17. that's really cute + effective:)

    x

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  18. Looks great! It adds this vintage look to the whole tote! x

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  19. Ohh this is lovely! I shall have to give it a go and gear up brain into being more creative again, as i am currently letting it rot O_O! hehe xx

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  20. Stunning idea, so creative. Would love for you to feature on my blog.

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  21. Oh wow! <3 I absolutely love it (and even better that it is so easy peasy!)

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  22. I have that same can of glue. no it wont last, you'd better stitch it down.

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  23. i love the floral print, so cute dear!! :D

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  24. Such a great idea, thanks for sharing x

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  25. Such an adorable idea!!! The fact that it's easy makes it AWESOME :D

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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  26. Looks so cute! Love how you've shot this too.

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  27. what a lovely diy, and what beautiful photographs too! i adore the fabric, it's such a pretty pattern and i love the colours. xx

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  28. Love the tutorial - short and sweet with such a cute bag at the end of it all! x

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