Seems every bag I make becomes my favorite. A friend requested a burlap tote similar to the coffee bag, but in green. Lucky for her, I had the green burlap in stock! (by in stock I mean tucked away in my tiny stash of fabric). I used the same exact pattern I had drafted for the Rescued Coffee Sack Tote. The tote is 14″ tall x 16″ wide and fully lined with a complimentary green striped cotton print. The brown faux leather straps also compliment the green burlap very well. The bottom of the tote is “boxed out”, which gives the bag a completely different look. This was a one of a kind tote made for a friend, I hope she is enjoying it as much as I am jealous of it! =)
Piled next to the green burlap, I had this red also stashed away. I was very excited to do a tote with this bold colored burlap. Like the green version, this one was also fully lined with a gorgeous canvass floral print. The faux leather straps were a perfect companion once again. Unfortunately the story of this bag does not end on a good note like the green one. This bag was a gift for my mother in law, I was happy she was excited about it. She took it out the very next day to show it off and to her dismay, the red burlap actually stained her clothes!! I was mortified when she told me the news. Seems as though the super bright tint of the burlap is transferable to anything rubbing against it =( I was super sad I would have to discontinue the use of the red burlap. I was able to rescue most of my work by replacing the outer red shell with the green burlap. Luckily the floral lining looked great against the green fabric. Crisis averted!