Vegan Bag Lady Alert!
So, I have a confession to make.
I’m a bag lady.
Well, it used to be worse, MUCH WORSE. I had way. too. many. bags. It was a time in my life where I had way too much “STUFF” to begin with. Now days, I’m in a small cottage in down town where space is a concern. So I have fewer bags. We have enough grocery bags to support even our most in depth runs to the co-op or Whole Foods and I only carry 2 bags myself. I have my over the shoulder canvas messenger bag from an army surplus store and I recently acquired a Penguin publishers black canvas tote for free from work.
Recently, I’ve been carrying the smaller Penguin bag all over the place when I’m not trekking to campus. I’ve decked it out with a scarf made by my mom and a pin of a tattooed lady (not a self portrait I promise) that is also from the bookstore where I work. This is probably just about the easiest DIY project on the face of the planet. There are at least 1,000 directions you could go in with this project, and I’m giving you the basics so have at it and let me know what you create!
How to transform a tote into a bag
Bag, vegan preferably of the canvas tote variety
Scarf, also vegan, seriously go to your local thrift store and you’ll find some great ones
pin, button, safety pin etc. to secure your scarf
Step 1: Tie scarf around one bag handle
Step 2: Secure with pin, or 2 or three… (both of mine are from local shops)
Step 3: Impress all your friends with your fashion savviness.
Seriously. Easiest. DIY. Project. EVER.
Well, er except for the cat in the way of the photo shoot. Seriously, just can’t get work done around here!
Bisous! (and happy bagging!)