Eclectic Elements Tote Bag
Step up an ordinary bag with die-cut fabric shapes to create this chic tote. With Tim Holtz Alterations die-cuts and stamps from his Stampers Anonymous line, you can personalize your bag to match your unique style.
Other Supplies: Cotton Fabric Prints (Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements for Coats & Clark), Tote Bag Pattern, Heat 'n Bond Ultra Hold Fusible Adhesive, Buttons, Ink (Pigment or Fabric), Iron, Metal Embellishments, Ribbon, Sewing Machine, Stamps
Cut your tote bag pattern pieces out of coordinating cotton fabric prints. On the fabric that will become a center panel, stamp a variety of background designs. For best results, use pigment ink and heat set or use a fabric ink. Die-cut Plain Leaves out of a printed fabric and raw edges appliqué to the panel. Die-cut a Pocket Watch Frame out of black felt. Fussy cut a watch face out of a fabric print and stitch in place on the watch face. Sew the Pocket Watch onto the panel. Pre-fuse two 5" cream cotton squares together, wrong sides together, and die-cut using the Tattered Flowers die. If desired, embellish with ink. Tack in place on the panel, using a threaded button as the flower center. Finish by adding metal accents and stamped ribbons to the panel. Sew the pattern pieces together.