by craftbits (shellie wilson)
What you need
Decorative Cushion Cover
2 x grip clamps or clamps off a pair of pant braces.
1.6 yards (1.5 mts) of Heavy cotton cord
If you are using the clamps, you can interchange your cushion covers from your couch to your shoulder without damaging the cover, which means you could have a different bag every week.
For this project we used a Crochet Cushion Cover but you could use any recycled cover or any other fun design.
Your cushion cover must have an end opening rather than a middle opening as this end opening will form the opening to your tote shoulder bag and needs to be at the top.
Attach the grip clamps to each side of the top of your cushion cover and attach your cord by tying into firm knots. You can secure these knots will a little craft glue for added strength.
If you want to avoid buying grip clamps, then try recycling an old pair of pant braces to form the grips.
Alternatively you could do away with both grip options and simply sew on the handle using a sewing machine or strong hand stitch.
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