DIY Canvas Purse

Is it just me or is anyone else in love with those canvas bags with the black writing on them?? But sometimes the prices are just a little much for what I'm getting. So of course DIY-ing your own is the only answer! The reason I love this so much is because it is so cheap and so customizable.


Things you will need:

  • Canvas bag (craft stores sell them!)
  • Black fabric marker (you could use other colors but I like to stick to black)
  • Extra fabric that matches your bag (OPTIONAL)
  • sewing machine/needle and thread

Since I made mine for the Museum of Ice Cream I obviously wanted an ice cream themed quote so I'd say your first step is deciding a quote! I found mine off of the wonderful site of Pinterest so start searching!

Once you've found your quote/design practice it on a piece of paper so you're positive of what you want to do. Once it's on the bag its permanent!

Now grab your marker and start drawing! The type of marker I bought requires you to press down on the tip in order to have the ink come out so I suggest doing that on some scrap fabric or paper.

Once your design is on this next step is optional but I highly recommend it. The bag you buy from the store will have very small straps and I personally just enjoy the look of longer straps myself. I bought 1/4 of a yard of a white canvas material fabric and cut it in half length wise. You can either use a hot glue gun or sewing machine to hem the edges. I personally hot glued mine cause I didn't have the time to sew but if I do this again I'll for sure be sewing the edges for a cleaner look. Cut off the straps on the bag and sew on your new strap to the sides of the bag with a sewing machine for a strong attachment. If you're going to hand sew it on I suggest sewing it multiple times for a strong grip!

Make sure to tag me if you create one so I can see your beautiful work!

Love you lots!
Rach💋











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