My Handmade Market Tote

I have been doing a lot of sewing lately… So, today, I would love to share my most recent sewing endeavor with you dolls!!! I made this tote a few months ago and have been carrying it with me everywhere! :)

This post was first shared on Momma Go Round. Thanks Nina! :) 

My favorite accessory is always a good bag! I carry a purse or tote with me every single day! :)
I’m also really, really picky about the bags I carry… If I find one I love I will wear it completely out before going on the hunt for a new one!

So, I was due for a new bag… but instead of shopping around for weeks, I whipped one up! :)

I’m not going to give you a rundown of how it was made… If you want to make one, the pattern is available in most craft stores or online (Simplicity W2420).
But I am going to tell you that with a couple yards of fabric and my sewing machine I made myself an accessory that I’m just as proud to carry as any $100 bag!

The reasons I’m so proud of this tote? I saved my family the money it would’ve taken to purchase a more expensive bag… I made myself something that I can actually use and enjoy! All while staying in my budget!
We’ve all read how Nina (of Momma Go Round) stays within her shopping budget by carefully shopping for just the right item. Well in this case, I MADE myself just the right item! :)

Maybe you’re not a seamstress… But you can just as easily make yourself a beautiful beaded necklace or dye that faded pair of blue jeans into a bright pink pair that’s become so popular. 😉 It’s totally doable friends!

I’ll be back next week with the market tote I made for my Mom as well as a little something extra! :)

Happy Sewing Sweet Friends!!! 

Linking this here and here and .

P.S. We’d love if ! Thanks lovely!!


  1. Nadir@StitchSense says:

    Oh my gosh! I love that tote! The colors you picked are so fun for summer too!

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Thanks friend!! My mom actually got that fabric for me! She has awesome taste, right!?!

  2. I love the tote, but I especially love the fabrics you picked! I’m still trying to teach myself how to sew. It’s slow going. I REALLY want to get good enough to at least make one thing for the baby before it gets here. We’ll see how that goes :)

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      I made a couple of super easy baby blankets awhile back… I’m sure there are a few patterns out there that you could whip up ASAP! :) And thank you! My mom actually chose that fabric for me… LOVE it!

  3. Katherine says:

    Love love it and LOVE the patterns!!!

  4. That looks great! What a great way to save money. I’m going to have to learn to sew. For real.

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      It really is!!! I am hoping to sew myself something to wear at some point… I’m not that good yet, but it’ll be fun to learn!!!

  5. So pretty!! Finally next week I’m starting a Stitch 101 class, can’t wait!

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      That’s so exciting!! I learned to sew from my Granny, my Nana and my mom… But it would be so beneficial to take an actual class! :)

  6. Cute bag and you made it yourself! That’s awesome!!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Thanks ladies!!! :) I did!!! Gotta say I was pretty proud of myself…. haha!

  7. amazing totes!! You are so talented!

  8. Your bag is so cute! I love it! The colors that you chose are super cute. I just bought an old sewing machine and I’m hoping my mom will be willing to help me make something. This would be such a fun project. Visiting from the Cowgirl up link party. ~ Jamie

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Thank you Jamie!!! It’s an easy pattern, definitely a good one to start with!!!

  9. Love it!

  10. LOOK at YOU!!! I need to start sewing handbags again! #itsbeentoolong :)

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Thanks Andrea! :) This one was so easy and fun! You can whip em up pretty quickly.

  11. Your tote is adorable. Great job.

    Stopping by from SITS.

  12. Okay, I am TOTALLY in love with this!! How fun!

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Thanks lady!! I love it too! I really do carry it with me everywhere! :)

  13. This is way too cute Kassi!

  14. This tote is so cute. I would love to have you post a link on my blog hop. This link is
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  15. Vicki @ Crowning Victoria says:

    Adorable! The colors and patterns you chose go SEW well together! (get it? SEW!! hehe)

  16. That is so adorable! I really need to learn how to sew. Maybe i will just buy a sewing machine and try to figure it out!

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      You should! Start with an easy pattern, and build up! :) It’s so nice to be able to make things for yourself and others!

  17. Very cute! I think I have a pattern similar to that lying around somewhere….

  18. Kassie,

    Thank you so much for linking up with my Wednesday Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I love this bag. I am going to have to make it very soon.
    Debi Bolocofsky

  19. Hello Kassi,
    Nice Bag! I enjoy sewing. You are right it is a great way to save a little cash by making items yourself. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Smiles, Paula

  20. Thanks so much for linking up love! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  21. I just love your tote! And such cute fabric! I’m featuring you this week for Friday Favorites! =)

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      Thanks Jerri!!! :) I’ll be sure to check out and share the feature!!!


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