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PomPom Beach Tote

Canvas Bag Makeover Final

PomPom Beach Tote – Design by Lorine Mason

Pump up the beach fun by adding rows of pom pom trim and rick rack to a simple canvas bag. Low sew or No sew – the choice is yours to make. Bright bold colors give this PomPom Beach Tote an added pop.  You can stand out from the crowd with this DIY PomPom Beach Tote.  Pick a bag that will hold all your gear or adjust the  supplies needed based on the size of the bag.

Supplies for PomPom Beach Tote:

  • Canvas bag
  • Decorative Trim such as pompom trim and rick rack
  • Fusible lettering
  • Sewing Machine
  • Coordinating thread and pins
  • Fabric marking pen
  • Basic sewing, cutting, measuring and pressing supplies and tools
  • Optional – Fabric Glue

How To make PomPom Beach Tote:

Measure the bag opening and cut a piece of rick rack trim this measurement plus 1 inch. Pin the trim to the inside edge of the bag, turning under one end and overlapping them behind one of the straps. Top stitch in place.

Using a ruler and fabric marking pen and measuring down from the top hemline; mark two lines, one at 1 inch and a second at 3 inches.

Top stitch pompom trim along the marked lines, overlapping the ends for a finished look.  You can use a straight stitch or a zig zag stitch. try to use coordinating thread so your stitches will not be noticeable.

Follow the manufacturer’s directions to fuse letting to the front of the tote bag.  Take caution when working with a hot iron and make sure you are working on a safe surface.

Optionally you may skip the sewing and attach the trims and lettering using fabric glue. Follow the manufacturer’s directions carefully.  Choose a fabric glue that is washable , as you do not want your cool creation coming apart after laundering. 

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