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Ikea Hack DIY Rug Tote Beach Bag

How to make an Ikea hack DIY rug tote beach bag using a small Ikea area rug. 

Today I want to show you this cute rug tote beach bag that I made real quick this week. Beach season is upon us and we live a few steps away from it. Last years beach totes got ruined in the winter though, because I stored them in a shed outside and they got wet and mouldy. This beach tote is such a fun & quick little diy that is budget friendly at the same time!

And those Ikea rugs are cheap, gorgeous and just perfect to be re-purposed into something cute! I made a cute basket out of one a while back. Read all about it HERE.

 

Ikea Hack DIY Rug Tote Beach Bag

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What you need:

Ikea SORTSÖ rug 

sewing machine  

cotton rope 

scissors 

black wooden beads 

tassel  (I had mine from a clutch)

 

Instructions:

1. First I folded the rug in half, so that the fringes on each end were laying on top of each other.

2. I folded the fringes plus about 2-3 cm.

how to make a diy rug tote beach bag instructions northernfeeling.com

 

3. I sewed along both sides, left & right, the bottom is folded and the top will stay open.

4. Then I folded the bottom of the bag open, like shown in the photo below and sew across the left & right corners, like marked in the photo below.

 

Ikea Hack DIY rug tote beach bag instructions northernfeeling.com

 

5. I cut off the corners and hemmed them.

6. Turned it inside out.

 

Ikea Hack DIY rug tote beach bag instructions northernfeeling.com

 

7. I used cotton rope for the handles, about 35-40 cm for each one. My cotton rope was thinner, so I doubled it and twisted it to get a thicker handle. If your cotton rope is thicker, you can skip this step.

8. I sewed on each end of cotton rope to the bag by hand, leaving the ends fringe.

 

Ikea Hack DIY rug tote beach bag handles & beads northernfeeling.com

 

9. My beads were wooden colour but I spray painted them black for a nicer contrast.

10. I simply knotted them to the fringes of the bag, leaving about 4-5 cm between each one.

11. The tassel I added is from a clutch of mine that I only use once in a while. I actually liked it better with this bag. I can always switch it out though, because I simply tied it with a knot around one of the handles. It’s made from raffia ribbon, and I could actually make a few more in different colours maybe. For now I like this look though.

 

Ikea Hack DIY rug tote beach bag northernfeeling.com

 

Ikea Hack DIY rug tote beach bag tassel northernfeeling.com

 

Ikea Hack DIY rug tote beach bag northernfeeling.com

 

It definitely fits all the beach essentials, but it would make a great shopping tote as well!

 

Ikea Hack DIY rug tote beach bag northernfeeling.com

 

Ikea Hack DIY rug tote beach bag northernfeeling.com

 

Ikea Hack DIY rug tote beach bag northernfeeling.com

 

Ikea Hack DIY rug tote beach bag northernfeeling.com

 

Pin this for later please!!

How to make a DIY rug tote beach bag northernfeeling.com

 

So, are you ready to make your own cute summer tote?? I am so happy with how this bag turned out, so I might have to make another one!! You can never have too many totes, right??

 

Thanks so much for stopping by…

 

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle Leslie
    24/06/2019 at 11:17 am

    You are without a doubt going to be the most stylish lady on the beach this summer with your beach bag Katrin. How stunning

    • Reply
      Katrin
      26/06/2019 at 7:06 am

      Thanks so much Michelle!! Can’t wait to go to the beach now, haha.

  • Reply
    Candace
    26/06/2019 at 2:57 pm

    This is SO cool! I need this in my life ASAP. What a great tutorial, Katrin!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      30/06/2019 at 8:22 am

      Thank you so much Candace!!

  • Reply
    Marie
    26/06/2019 at 4:33 pm

    I LOVE this idea, Katrin! It’s so pretty and easy to make. I definitely want one of these to use as a stylish shopping bag! Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial 🙂

    • Reply
      Katrin
      30/06/2019 at 8:23 am

      Thanks Marie, I’m using it as a shopping tote as well right now, maybe I make another one for the beach…

  • Reply
    Julie Briones
    29/06/2019 at 5:34 am

    So stinking adorable! You are clever, girl!

    • Reply
      Katrin
      30/06/2019 at 8:25 am

      haha, Thanks friend!

  • Reply
    Hannah Schlachter
    29/06/2019 at 9:44 pm

    Wow, that turned out great. I love any IKEA hack but this one is extra good. I’d like to invite you to join the Handmade & Otherwise weekly link party. It opens at 8am on Fridays and closes at 8pm on Mondays. I hope you stop by. https://handmadeweekly.com/handmade-otherwise-link-party-week-5/

    • Reply
      Katrin
      30/06/2019 at 8:28 am

      Thanks so much Hannah, will do!!

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