Tote bags are a girl’s home away from home, so having a bag that stores all your necessities is important. The ideal tote bag is both practical and stylish; a great way to add your own personal style to a tote bag is adding an applique!
For this project, I used the Sunflower Fab Die Set coming soon to Crafter’s Edge, an orange tote bag, cotton fabric, fusible web, fusible heavyweight interfacing, fabric fusion adhesive, and buttons. In just five easy steps I will show you how to create a sunflower tote bag of your own. Download the full PDF instruction here!
1. Select and cut your fabrics. Using the Sunflower Fab Die set, the Big Sister Die Cutting machine, fabric of your choice, fusible web and fusible heavyweight interfacing, cut and prepare your applique.
2. Prepare your sunflower petals. Place the fusible side of your interfacing on the wrong side of your medium and small sunflower fabric shapes, iron on medium heat for 20 seconds. Sew a small straight stitch along the edges of your sunflowers.
3. Arrange, iron and sew applique onto your tote bag. Using the large sunflower piece and leaves, layer with fusible web underneath and arrange onto your tote bag. Iron for ten seconds on medium heat to activate the fusible web. To secure the applique onto your tote bag, sew along the edges of your applique using a small straight stitch.
4. Create the head of your sunflower. Using eight buttons and fabric fusion adhesive, create a head in the center of your small sunflower shape. Let dry for twenty minutes.
5. Finish. If desired, sew the buttons on with button & craft thread for extra security and a professional, sewn finished look.
I would love to see your latest creations and hear any ideas you may have for my next project or tutorial. Please, feel free to share your Sunflower tote bag and ideas with me online! Comment here or share your tote bag with Crafter’s Edge online via Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram: @thecraftersedge.
If you have any sewing questions, please feel free to post them and I will be sure to answer them as quickly as I can!
Keep crafting, Crafter’s!