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Jute Handloom Foldover Tote Bag


As an Etsy Seller, my customers are important source of ideas. As they sent me messages on Etsy, we discussed beyond fabric option. Many customers love customized bags and wallets. And thanks to tons of indie bag designers, I can easily find a pattern which my customers may like. Like this foldover tote bag from Sotak Handmade

Originally she wanted a foldover clutch and then after few days she sent me another message that she wanted something bigger than a clutch. She even mentioned the size that she wanted. And as it happened I have this Megan Foldover totebag which I bought when Svetlana was having a sale last year. It was like a yay moment for me, cos then I finally can try this pattern. 

I used jute fabric and handloom fabric here. I simply love the jute fabric! It's thicker than the burlap I have in my shop, it's a home decor weight. I bought it from Shillong 2 years ago. 

The bag came together rather quickly. On the interior, there is one slip pocket. There is one exterior zipper pocket too which is very handy to keep important stuff secured. I used a matching blue poplin cotton fabric and the bag is closed with magnetic snap button. 

Bag Stats : 11" W x 13" H x 4" D

I guess I am going to make another one for my self with a different combination. What say? 

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Have a nice day!

~ Elvira ~

Tuesday Thoughts : Blog or Social Networking Sites


Whatever you are, be a good one ~ Abrahan Lincoln

When I wrote my Sunday Stash post, I realized that there are many projects which I have not documented here in the blog. Between 2016 and 2017, I too got swept away in the SNS wave. 
While I was writing and wanting to link up to my old blog post, I just could not find it. As much as I love Facebook and Instagram for the instant sharing, I realized that blog has so much more. More stories and memories. Besides, blog is more organized. You can look back and see how far you've reached in your crafting journey. 

I even made a matching NCW clutch. I used burlap fabrics for the exterior and a contrast checkered black and white on the inside.

NCW using Burlap Fabric

There was interesting story behind those two. The set was sold to one of my Etsy customers. It was a repeat order. The package went all the way to the USA and came back, because she was traveling when the package arrived. We arranged another shipment, and again it came back because she missed the delivery. Naturally, I refunded the money, minus the shipping charge.  I was more amused than upset. Well, it was not meant to be! 

Batik and Denim ~ perfect combo

I made Batik EDT and NCW set for my Indonesian friend in Mumbai. She sent me the Indonesian batik fabric. I used blue denim as a combination and it turned out perfect!! She and her daughter loved it!

Batik EDT Handbag

This second batik EDT I made for a friend in Indonesia last year. She sent me Batik Madura from her shop collections and since it was a narrow fabric, I made EDT at 85% which is a perfect size for a handbag. I added leather strap and handles. 

Thanks Ony for tagging me <3

She wanted a wallet to go with the tote bag, so I made this Trifold Wallet.

Batik Trifold Wallet

This is the only picture that I can find in my google photos album. Pheew...
I really love her Batik Madura collections and picked up a few from her shop. You can follow her Instagram account to see her latest collections. 

What about you? Which one do you prefer? Blog or Social Networking Sites like Facebook and Instagram? 
For me, blog is always my fave, even though I got distracted for quite sometimes. If you are an online seller, you might consider  to start writing a blog. According to the SEO experts, blog always get preference to be indexed by google and always turn up in search if you use the correct keywords. Even 5 or 10 years later. Blog traffics are more organic, which is again an advantage since many SN sites started to shut down bots. While Social Network Sites, they like anything instant, it goes out of search radar pretty quickly. 

That's all for today's thoughts. 
Have a lovely day!

Sunday Stash #8 - Burlap or Jute Fabrics

Hello and welcome to Sunday Stash! 

Natural Beige color burlap with floral print, Orange flower jute fabric for Christmas wreath, vintage, shabby chic home decor
Orange Green Floral Jute

Burlap fabrics have their own charms. There are varieties of burlap from the texture, the finish, etc

We got this processed burlap or jute, which can be made into any sewing projects, from dresses to bag to home decor.

Spring Color Jute

Working with jute or burlap is fun. I can iron and add interfacing the way I do with cotton fabrics.

Printed Jute Travel Pouch

Flower print Jute - printed burlap - available in 2 colors
Printed Burlap/Jute

Look at this bag made by Raji of Homemaker's Hustle. She combined printed jute and plain solid burlap and create this pretty Plumeria Bag. Check out HMH Facebook Page for more one of a kind bags. 

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Plumeria Bag from HMH

You can also combine jute or burlap and cotton or other fabric.

Blue Floral Jute
Like this Kindle Cover I made sometimes back. I combined jute and linen on which I did a DIY block print

Kindle Cover
Solid jute burlap fabric in tan or blue color, plain burlap, natural color, indian fabric, crafting, sewing, DIY, half yard
Solid Jute/Burlap
Here are few more burlap/jute bags samples : 
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Burlap Everyday Tote Bag

Burlap & Cotton Super Tote

Jute and Ikat Super Tote
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Jute and Kalamkari Ruby Handbag by HMH

​Natural tan color jute craft matrtial, burlap with gold print, golden printed jute fabric
Golden Print Burlap
Jute or burlap fabrics are available here:

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Happy Sunday

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