Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Sewing Project: Embellished Tote Bag
Pink and red are her favorite colors. Compared to my canvas tote this thing was a steal. The awesome corduroy was only $1.50/yard on clearance. The pink is a light denim, on sale for $6.99/yard and the cherry pattern lining was $4.19 and I have plenty left over of all of them.
I always see people doing cool things with felt so I bought some and then had no idea what to make, so monogrammed the bag with it. The heat 'n bond doesn't work on felt and/or I did something stupid. In any case, I practiced my "pivoting" where you turn the fabric while stitching to outline the "A" with pink thread. Embroidering it on would probably have been cuter with a thicker, more noticeable thread, but it was good practice to use the machine.
-the ribbon handles worked fine for me since the most this bag will hold is stuffed animals, but I don't think they'd stand up to a really heavy load, but maybe. No promises!
-materials cost me about $5.75 and the project took two hours.
Verdict: Tote bags for everyone!
Upcoming Projects: Not Yet Blogged
a rundown of what I've been up to: DIY wedding dress, "Back to School Night" decor, Flower Arranging for the Incomptent, more jam labels, a dog bed solution, paper embroidery, flying pig needlework, attempting to scrapbook, make your own board game kit, Link from Zelda costume, organinzing for homework, and how to build an afterschooling program!
how to declutter after a death... and how not to do it
what do you do with all your fat clothes? Make doll clothes!