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. Hannah October 30, 2011

    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. Xochiltyay October 30, 2011

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

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  3. Bejewelled Dresser October 30, 2011

    That's gorgeous! And so easy! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  4. Jane October 30, 2011

    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. *paper* bouquets October 30, 2011

    grate diy

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  6. whitney October 30, 2011

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

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  7. eliza October 30, 2011

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

    x

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  8. j. October 30, 2011

    this is such a great idea!

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  9. Rachel, Cold Knees October 30, 2011

    What a great easy DIY! Love the results. x

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  10. Grace October 30, 2011

    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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  11. danielle and dinosaur toes October 30, 2011

    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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  12. Anna @ SMS_Style October 30, 2011

    Gosh I love this idea, so simple. Discovered you through Geneva at apairandspare – lovely blog – new follower 🙂

    http://www.southmoltonststyle.com

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  13. The Flightless Darling October 30, 2011

    Quite a clever trick!
    Another DIY to add to my list 🙂

    Cheers
    xx

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  14. Lenne October 30, 2011

    This idea is genius!! I really enjoy reading your posts 😀

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  15. Mat October 30, 2011

    you're good at this stuff

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  16. The Velvet Bow October 31, 2011

    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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  17. Samantha Chu Ramage. October 31, 2011

    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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  18. Junaluska October 31, 2011

    Simple, yet an amazing result! I love it.

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  19. ASYMMETRICERA October 31, 2011

    that's really cute + effective:)

    x

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  20. Rocket Fashionista October 31, 2011

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

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  21. Tilly October 31, 2011

    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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  22. Sam October 31, 2011

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

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  23. Jo November 1, 2011

    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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  24. Satin and Souffles November 1, 2011

    Thats adorable! x

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  25. manna November 2, 2011

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

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  26. Ace Du-Chua November 2, 2011

    i love the floral print, so cute dear!! 😀

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  27. Rose November 2, 2011

    What a great idea! xx

    The Londoner

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  28. Stefany November 3, 2011

    Such a great idea, thanks for sharing x

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  29. Aya Smith November 7, 2011

    Such an adorable idea!!! The fact that it's easy makes it AWESOME 😀

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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  30. Angela November 7, 2011

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

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  31. Jazzabelle November 7, 2011

    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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  32. Eva November 7, 2011

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

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