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DIY du Jour: Paper Leather Tote

Anyone else geek out over innovative materials–ones that make you stop and rethink the widely accepted use for a common item? I came across this paper product that’s WASHABLE. Yes, you read that right: Machine Washable. It has a resemblance to leather that ages and patinas with use, but it’s waaaaayyyy easier to sew on than actual leather. (Hint: no broken needles!) I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this stuff and make a grommeted paper leather tote for–you know–toting around town. I used two different colors of paper and added a little surface pattern with fabric paint. I think it came out kinda cool! Read on for more…

Ever heard of machine washable paper? Hop over to see what it's all about + a paper leather tote project to try! Click through...   Ever heard of machine washable paper? Hop over to see what it's all about + a paper leather tote project to try! Click through... Ever heard of machine washable paper? Hop over to see what it's all about + a paper leather tote project to try! Click through... Ever heard of machine washable paper? Hop over to see what it's all about + a paper leather tote project to try! Click through... Ever heard of machine washable paper? Hop over to see what it's all about + a paper leather tote project to try! Click through...

Find my full DIY tutorial over at Sugar & Cloth!

A couple things to note: A) Make sure to remove the handles/grommets before washing. B.) If you make it, tag me on Instagram so I can see your rockstar work!

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Ever heard of machine washable paper? Hop over to see what it's all about + a paper leather tote project to try! Click through...

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Weekend DIY: Lattice Tote

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I’m so excited to share a faux leather tote I’ve been working on! When I came across this crazy cool DIY leather plant hanger on Design Sponge, it got my wheels turning as I loved the shapes that were created simply by making slits in the leather. Since we’re not huge indoor plant people (other than the baby fiddle leaf fig tree that we affectionately call “Figgy”), I used the technique as inspiration, and created a tote instead.
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