You may recall the Sweatshirt Tote Tutorial I wrote some time ago. The original version had a long, braided strap that created a slouchy look. The handle is very stretchy, so I wanted to try something different. Here are too variations. For both, I used the sleeves to create two-inch wide straps. These were sewn into a tube and then inverted. I pulled a 1/4 inch piece of home decor rope (I know that is not the official name of it, but I’m at a loss right now) through the tube, sewed it together and created a long, rope handle.
In the Cleveland Browns version, I added eyelets and knotted the handles on the inside.
So what are you waiting for? It’s football season. Take one of those old sweatshirts or steal one of your husband’s and make a fun tote to take with you when you head out to the game!
PS. The Notre Dame tote was on my Etsy shop until my sister wanted to buy it. So I changed the listing to a custom Tailgate Tote. If you have a sweatshirt but want me to sew it into a bag for you, stop by my Etsy shop.
You’re at it again. I love these, I am trying to talk my husband out of a couple of his team garment, but he has yet to concede to my creative ideas and his old clothing. 🙂
I wish I had a sweatshirt to send you. They are very cute! I really like the Browns bag with the eyelets.
Ooooh I love, love, love this! We’ll be doing our annual fall “clothing sort out” soon and if we end up with sweatshirts that don’t make the “keep” cut then you can be sure they will be heading your way!!!
if you ever have a chance, i’d love to hear more about how you made the first of the different handles you mention here…i understand how you made the handle itself, but not how you attached it to the bag.
If I wanted a smaller bag could I use a childs hoodie?