This inexpensive jute bag gets an upgrade with pretty floral fabric and vintage lace. It’s perfect for errands, or even a pool/beach bag!
It’s Linda here, from burlap+blue, with a fun jute tote DIY project for you! I’ve got good news too – you don’t know how to sew to accomplish it.
Yep, you’re going to use your best friend Fabric Mod Podge to do add fabric to a jute bag. While some people might like jute on their own, I’m not a big fan.
I really felt like this bag needed a makeover and that I had just the fabric and trim to do it. This is very durable, and you aren’t going to believe how easy it is. Keep reading to get the how-to.
Decorate a Jute Bag
- Fabric Mod Podge
- Jute Tote (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
- Fabric and/or Lace
- Foam Brush
Step 1: Gather your supplies and cut a piece of fabric to fit the front of your tote. I found this tote for under $6 at Hobby Lobby, but use whatever you can find.
This is the perfect project for thrifted or inexpensive pieces. This technique would also work well on cosmetic cases, wine bags, and even clutches or wallets!
Step 2: Using your Mod Podge, decoupage your fabric to your bag, and let it dry completely. When I was getting ready to create this project, I realized my Fabric Mod Podge had dried up (oh no!), so I used my Matte Mod Podge and honestly didn’t have any issues.
Step 3: Next, decoupage your lace trim to the top of your bag. If you don’t have any lace available, you can use ric-rac, ribbon, or even just a contrasting piece of fabric . . . anything goes!
I wanted the fabric to feel like fabric and not be too stiff, so I decided not to Mod Podge over top of the fabric and lace. This is just personal preference though; you can go either way!
Thank you so much for letting me share with you all today! You can find lots of other tutorials and inspiration on my blog! Have a lovely day!