DIY: AE Photo Real Tote

DIY: AE Photo Real Tote

Do you have a favorite Summer tee or tank that is wearing out but you love too much to throw out? Our stylist Erin had the same problem and she turned one of our photo real tanks into a tote that’s perfect for the beach, the farmer’s market, or heading to yoga class.

What You’ll Need

AE Photo Real Tank

AE Fringe Scarf

Sewing machine (not pictured)


Straight pins


Step one: Gather your materials.

Step two: Cut the fringe off your scarf and cut a square (you can choose the size) to make a pocket on your tote.

Step three: Use straight pins to pin the pocket on the back of your tank. Fold the seams in 1/2 inch to make a clean edge.

Step four: Pin the bottom of the tank closed with straight pins while attaching the fringe from the scarf.

Step five: Sew the bottom of the tank closed.

Step six: Slide one layer of your tank under the sewing machine to sew your pocket on. If you slide the entire tank under the sewing machine, you will sew your tote shut!

Step seven: Show off your new photo real tote!

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Styled by Preston: AE Photo Real

Styled by Preston: AE Photo Real

Our Director of Styling, Preston, shows you how to wear the AE Photo Real trend this Summer. Pair it with a great slim chino with a rolled cuff. The key to make this outfit perfect is little pops of color: the neon belt and bright blue canvas sneaker all tie back to this great graphic tee.

Shop this Look:

AE Photo Real Tee

AE Ombre Board Short

AEO Leather Flip Flop

AEO Clasp Bracelet

AEO Cross Necklace

Plus, show us how you wear AE on Twitter & Instagram with #AEStyle for a chance to be featured on our blog!

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