I wear a lot of brights, so I wanted a bag that was somewhat neutral for spring. Since burlap is trendy, cheap, and durable, I decided to give it a shot.
I finished all of the edges with a 3 thread overlock stitch to prevent fraying during and after the construction process. Instead of gathering with basting stitches, I just pulled on the jute fibers - so fun and easy!
I lined the bag with unbleached cotton muslin and included pockets on each side for my phone, wallet, etc.
I trimmed the top band with vintage lace and a mix of mother-of-pearl and white plastic buttons.
Doesn't this one look like a screaming toddler?