Sometimes we get lucky and are given them at open days and events and though it's nice to have another bag they are not always the prettiest things on the planet. To fix this I have a cunning plan and a stash of fabric scraps that I keep "just in case".
In the past I have just covered the fronts with a piece of fabric or two.
What to make one? It's not difficult! This is what you will need:
A plain or unexciting shopping/tote bag
Scraps of fabric
About 30 minutes
First rip the fabric into long strips each about 1.5" wide. Ripping is fine, at least the strips will be straight and the fraying will add to the shabby chic look!