Jane Austen Tote

by - October 23, 2013

I've completed the first of this year's handmade holiday gifts.  My mom loves to read, so I wanted to make her a pretty tote that she could bring back and forth with her to the library.

Truth be told, I'm not sure if she's a Jane Austen fan, but it was the perfect image to use (get it at The Graphics Fairy!).  I printed it out on iron-on transfer paper (my last sheet to be exact) and added it to the front of the tote.
I'd like to say I made the canvas flower embellishment.  Alas, I did not.  I picked it up at AC Moore last week.  I did add the red button though for a touch of color.  I hot-glued both to the top of tote.
It's a great size for books (look closely, I have some peeking out of the top) and has a velcro closure.  I hope she loves it and gets a lot of use out it.  But ssssssh...it's one of her Xmas gifts.


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  1. Oh I love it Jeanine! Yes, great minds think alike indeed. I made my first tote for my sister last Christmas and she loved it, being a huge Jane Austen fan. One can never go wrong with anything to do with dearest Jane!
    I'm sure your Mom will adore this bag.

  2. It looks great. I'm sure she'll love it. Her library should be open again by then.

  3. Oh My! She is going to love it. You did a wonderful job. I am just so impressed that you have started on your Christmas presents all ready. You'll breeze through December without a sweat!


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