DIY To Try: Refined Rope Bag

If we spotted this bag at a pretty seaside boutique, we would no doubt dream of whisking it off to the beach, pool, or farmer’s market. But even better—the tote is a DIY, made from scratch, via Style Me Pretty Living. You’ll want to dust off the sewing machine for this one, or borrow one, if need be.

The materials couldn’t be more straightforward. Just pick up some clothesline rope from the hardware store, (yup, it’s actually made of out of clothesline!), ready the aforementioned sewing machine, and break out the thread and a pair of scissors. Then follow along with the fully-illustrated instructions on Style Me Pretty Living. Don’t worry about the rope getting caught in your machine, either. Apparently it squishes down, making it as easy to sew as fabric. Can’t wait to tote this beauty around town.