Skip to main content

DIY Faux Leather Tote Bag

Hey Everyone!
I'm back again with another DIY for you all.
I don't know what it is but I'm really starting to love making handbags, clutches, and totes.
I guess it's the faux leather that's inspiring me. 

Well this time, it's an easy Faux Leather Tote To Go!
It took about 2 hours to from start to finish.

This will definitely be my everyday purse when the girls school starts and running errands.
 The faux leather was purchased on for $7 a yard. 
I only purchased a yard but received almost 2 yards. 

 Looking at YT, again and I saw the cutest leather tote that I had to make.
First, I made a mini purse, just to see if I could so it.
Then I decided to make the larger version. It came out perfect.. 
My hubby even thought it was a new purse and didn't believe I made it.
He inspected it as many Arabs do and I just laughed.
He said. babe it's really nice.


I'm calling her Jordan.
 I don't know why, it just came to me. 

The tutorial came from the video below, again I made a change with the straps because I didn't like how straps came out in my mini.

Her name is Jade Tyler.

Jordan hanging on my door.
Soo Cute.

Materials Needed

Faux Leather or Vinyl 
Sewing machine if you have one
Loop (optional)

Now Let's Begin!
First, your going to fold your leather in half and measure 19 inches on the fold, side to side and 15 inches, up and down. At the bottom of the fold you're going to measure 3 inches in and 3 inches down. Like picture below, and cut both squares out.

Like below..

You're also going to cut 2, 25-27 inches long
 straps for the tote.

All pieces together.

Fold strap in half and sew along both sides leaving about 2 inches unsewn.

The only changes I made is that I didn't open the straps.
I just sewn them on squared and attached my straps on first. 
On the video she opened the straps I didn't like how it looked on my mini.

After straps are on.

Turn outside in..

I also added a loop for my purse charm and keys. 

Sew the loop inside the sides of the tote.
DO NOT, sew the cut square portion.

Only sew up to the edge. 

After sewn sides, pull the side of square together to make a straight line.
Sew on line to close tote.

Do the same on the other side.

Turn inside out and there you have it..
Picture of my loop and clip for my keys or charm.

Picture of bottom.. 

Picture of Jordan and the mini. 
Now my baby girl uses it for her things.. 

I hope you liked my DIY Tote To Go!!
If you like, please try it and leave a comment telling me what you think about it.

Until Next Time...


Popular posts from this blog

Homemade Yaka-Mein!! But if you're from New Orleans you say. Yaka-Meat!!

New Orleans Style Homemade Yaka-Mein!!
If you're not form New Orleans, then you probably will not know what this is. But if you do, then here's the recipe for "Yaka-Meat". Yaka-Meat originated Link above to make a long story short..  
Ingredients below:

2 pounds of stew meat beef 3 or 4 quarts of water 2 cubes of beef bouillon cubes Black Pepper to taste Salt to taste Garlic Powder to taste Onion Powder to taste Kitchen Bouquet 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce Half Bottle Soy Sauce Half Bottle Any Louisiana Hot Sauce Long Green Onions Boiled Eggs

 I know it looks a little gross but believe me, the outcome is delicious!  Put Meat, Cubes,  Seasoning, Kitchen Bouquet in a big pot, let it simmer for about 5 minutes or until the beef is browned. Add the 3-4 quarts of water and half bottles of Worcestershire and Soy sauce. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and let cook about 2-3 hours or until beef is tender enough to fall apart. 


New Orleans Style Seafood Gumbo Recipe

Gumbo is one of my husband's favorite dishes  he LOVES me to make..  If it was up him, we'd have it every week..  "TOO EXPENSIVE" Especially living in Dallas.. 
Well here's a short cut, easy way to make my delicious New Orleans Style Seafood Gumbo..

Ingredients: Seafood Stock  Creole Gumbo Base ( I also made a roux) Crab meat 3 cans Whole Oysters Canned ( raw wasn't available) 1-2 Pounds of Shrimp 10-15 crabs S/P Bay Leaves Gumbo File' Water 3 Onions 3 Celery Stacks 6 Garlic Cloves Turkey Sausage 1/2 Cup of Flour Rice

Chop and saute onions, celery and garlic until all veggies are translucent.  

Put aside and in same pan brown sausage.

Combine veggies and sausage together. Put 1/2 cup of flour in veggies and mix until is becomes pasty.

See Pasty!!!

Add Seafood Stock and Bay Leaves in Stock Pot. Let simmer for about 5 minutes to get the flavor out of the B/L.. 

I know alot of people add Gumbo File' at the end of the process.  I add it during and after t…

Inspired Faux Leather Square Obi Belt

Hey Everyone!!! Today, I'm coming at you today with an accessory an Obi belt to be more specific. I've been obsessed with Loewe's Wide Obi Belt since I've seen it on one of my favorite Youtubers.  As some of you all already know, I love to recreate designer fashion but give a twist to it.
I love doing this at a fraction of the cost to tell the truth I actually did this for FREE..
Yes, FREE with faux black leather I purchased from Wal-Mart years ago.

I love how the belt cinches in your waist, making your silhouette even more dramatic.
Can you say Statement Piece?
It feels more like art to me, such sculpture statement to make. 


Loewe Wide Obi Belt

It's not really a tutorial, more of a pictorial.
I actually used a old peplum pattern and cut the shape I wanted.
I can't give you dimensions, you'd have to make the shape to want..

When you get the shape you want, you cut the pattern.  Make sure you cut 2 and cut both on the fold.  After, cutting 2 ta…