Easter Craft: Burlap & Metallic Tote

Jessica, from the Creative Team, is here to share a fun Easter Craft tutorial! She’s going to show us how to sew a burlap tote bag. And how to add a fun metallic decal to make it festive. Enjoy! -Linda

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Easter Craft

Hi everyone!  Jessica the Sewing Rabbit here. I am so happy to be back again showing you a quick and fun sewing tutorial to help you get ready for Spring!

Burlap is one of my favorite textiles to work with. There is something so fun about the texture of this fabulous fabric! Pair that with one of this season’s hottest trends – metallics, and you have a winning combination.

burlap tote

I simply adore these burlap and metallic totes! They are just whats needed to help lift the winter duldrums. Take them with you to the Farmer’s Market to stock up on your fruits and veggies, and when the weather gets warmer, they will be perfect for hitting the beach. The sand will fall right through the tiny holes in the burlap. Making them awesome beach bags!

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Wherever you choose to go with them, people will definitely be asking where you got them. Its up to you if you want to tell them just how simple they are to make…

For materials you will need:

  • 1/2 yard burlap fabric
  • 40″ Cotton Webbing
  • Basic Sewing essentials

How to Sew Burlap Tote:

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tote bag tutorial

gold foil decal

burlap tote bag

metallic craft

easter craft idea

easy tote bag patter

free tote bag pattern

burlap bags

how to sew burlap

easy bag pattern

sew burlap

free bag tutorial

sew bag

And you are done!

A fun and easy tote bag to help you get ready for Spring…

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I couldn’t help myself and made a bunch of them. What can I say? Fabric is my weakness, especially when it comes in these awesome colors!

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Happy Sewing!


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Jess Abbott
Jessica Abbott, the Sewing Rabbit, blogs over at Me Sew Crazy where she posts about all things sewing related. Specializing in children's clothing, her readers continue to come back for her tutorials, patterns and collections. Creative Director behind SewSet.com, a sewing pattern and tutorial search engine. Jessica also runs the Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores Girl's Night Out Event, bringing sewing and craft enthusiasts together in different cities around the nation. She currently resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and three fabulous children.
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  1. 1

    These are super cute! Love the colors.

  2. 2

    Super adorable! Love the colors you chose.

  3. 3
    Kris Graff

    Thanks for the super simple craft. I have a question, can the foil be cut with a cricut or other cutting machine?

    1. 3.1

      I personally used the old fashioned method of pen and scissors, but I believe Cricut and Silhouette both sell foil now that is compatible with their machines. Great question!

  4. 4

    Where can I purchase the iron on foil?

      1. V

        This link leads to a foil transfer that requires a heat press.

  5. 5

    Super cute idea. I haven’t seen that foil before, so thanks for sharing.

  6. 6

    really cute! i will do this:) love yummydesign

  7. 7

    I have always wanted to make a tote bag…thiseasy to follw tutorial..is just th boost i need



    1. 7.1

      That makes me so happy to hear, would love to see the results! Totes are a great entry level sewing project that yield great results! Let me know if you have any questions and I will try to help as best I can! jgerblick{at}hotmail{dot}com

  8. 8
    Jessica D.

    I have been putting off learning to sew for quite some time and this tutorial gave me the push I needed! I am a HUGE lover of anything burlap and I am absolutely in love with these cute totes! Where did you get your colored burlap from? I’ve searched around online and found the green and pink but I cannot find that beautiful purple (my fave). Thank you for this great tutorial!

    1. 8.1

      Hi Jessica!
      I found these colored burlap fabric rolls at my local fabric store in the home decor fabric section. I have seen them at both Jo-Anns and Hancock!

      Hope this helps!
      – Jess

  9. 9

    I love this! Did you have any issues with the foil wrinkling after application?

    1. 9.1

      None at all actually. It was a total gamble as I had never worked with it before, but I was really impressed with how fantastic all 3 of them came out. I don’t know how easy they are to wash up – I would probably wash on a cold very gentle cycle and hang dry. Thanks!

  10. 10

    Thank you so much, great tutorial! These bags are so cute!

  11. 11

    do you use a normal needle when sewing through the webbing?

  12. 12

    Where did you get the nice colored burlap?

  13. 13

    Is that golden foil for hot stamping?