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I was inspired to make this DIY tote bag after I took a trip to the farmer's market and realized I needed a comfortable and lightweight bag to carry all my goodies. I love the way this DIY project turned out and, more importantly, there was no sewing involved! A pillowcase already has all the stitching you need to create this easy and stylish tote bag. The cross-body shoulder strap also makes it super comfortable to carry around all day. Just grab a pillowcase from your dresser, stamp it, give it a couple snips and you've got a custom carry-all tote for your next trip to the market! Follow the steps below to make your very own. Materials: • King Size Pillowcase (you could also use a standard size, but the bag will be smaller. • Acrylic Paint and a Dish Sponge (if you wish to add a pattern to the bag) • Long Fabric Strip (for the strap) • Scissors • Lay the pillowcase flat with the open end facing towards you.

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