Create a fun, roomy tote in minutes using a thrifted blazer!
Here's a fun and simple way to transform a thirfted blazer into a tailored, pocketed tote for fall. Tweed is back in a big way this season - especially in accessories. With a quick trip to your local thrift, you should be able to score a tweed blazer with front pockets - I choose pink!
Working with the grain of the weave and the tailored seams, cut out the front buttons and areas surrounding the pockets according to your desired silhouette. With right sides together, sew these two pieces together. Iron this front piece flat, and use it as a guide for cutting a solid piece out of the back of the blazer to create the back of the tote. Using a sleeve, cut out and sew up the shoulder straps. I used a thick, sturdy broadcloth to line the tote and added a flower pin embellishment I made from fabric scraps, a covered button and zippers.
This tote cost $1.50 for supplies and took 30 mins to design and sew!