What I Used:
White Pleather / Thread / Needle
To add a beach/nautical style to the tote, I'm adding a rope tie to the upper third of the bag with a simple kit and an up-do that takes 30 minutes to complete. I chose the 10.5mm- you get 24 eyelets and all you need to provide is the hammer.
I made four measured marks on the front of the tote and two at the back, these will be where the eyelets are fixed:
Using my kit [here], I made the 6 eyelet holes:
Next, to thread the rope through the eyelets, starting at the front and weaving between the
eyelets round to meet the front again:
To create a simple tie, I made a white fabric wrap to sew in place around both rope ends securely.
I used the entire length of my rope, but if yours is longer than needed, make sure the bag is flat and the rope also sitting flat through the eyelets. Tie the rope where the front eyelets start and ensure that your rope is not cut any shorter than this length. These knots can then guide you as to where you trim your rope, dependant on the design you want:
Take a small section of fabric and wrap around the rope ends to measure. Mark this with a pin and then cut the marked length and stitch the ends together: