My absolutele favorite season is just about here…Fall. Can you feel it in the air?

Setting aside the fact that it is clearly the best time for fashion (naturally), there is just something magical about Autumn. The way the leaves are changing color, the new brisk feel to the air, how you slowly start to emerge from your Air Conditioning to find that you want to take walks with your family, bake apple pies, play at the park, and jump in leaf piles. Did I mention that my birthday happens to be in the Fall? Yup, best Season ever.

Growing up my family had a tradition, like many families in the North East we would always go apple picking together. My goodness, the amount of apples we would come home with was astounding – but it yielded almost a month of home baked goodies. From apple pies, to apple turnovers, to apple jelly, and of course apple sauce – we would relish it all.

So when I recently got my hands on some burlap coffee bags courtesy of, I knew they would make a perfect carrier as an homage to my apple picking days.

I love burlap fabric, the texture is so fun to work with, it is very reasonably priced, and it provides an incredible amount of strength! Perfect for holding things like tons of coffee beans, and ummm….apples!

Turning a burlap coffee bag into a tote is super easy, a novice sewist could make this bag.

All you need to do is…

And you are done!  

Takes less than 20 minutes, and you will definitely be able to hold an entire bushel. And a peck. And a hug around the neck.

Thank you to for supplying me with such a fun textile to work with!  Be sure to check out the gingham burlap tablecloth tutorial which you can find HERE. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!