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Beaded Navy Laptop Tote

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Long, cross body straps

Created in this Craftsy Course

Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

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Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Hipster, Whimsical, Classic, Casual
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What materials did you use? Soft Navy Upholstery Exterior, Lt. Blue/Dk. Blue Zebra Cotton Print Interior. Long cross-body straps combing both exterior and interior fabrics. Box construction, Bead embroidery using a variety store bought beads.

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What are you most proud of? I'm building a flying geese quilt right now, and decided to use some of the extra blocks from that project to build color and movement on this laptop tote. I used multi-color thread stitches to add the blocks to the laptop panel prior to construction.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I was delighted with the "feel" of running my finger tips over the surface after finishing the beading. Very cool. I'm going to do more beading on future projects. Hope you will give it a try too!

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Stunning

02/22/2013 Flag

So pretty.

02/22/2013 Flag

I love the addition of beads to surface design -- especially in clothing and accessories and this tote is perfect for this!

02/23/2013 Flag

Hi Carol. I'm having fun sewing beads. Reminds me of way back--when dinosaurs roamed the earth and I was in first grade . . . I had just been introduced to finger painting . . . and I just never wanted to the paint to dry and the fun to stop. (giggle). Now, I'm playing with fabrics, decorative stitches, couching cords, and beads. This is much much bigger than finger painting. Ha. Ha.

02/23/2013 Flag

Hi there my friend TanjaH. Thanks for your comment. What are you sewing this week? (Did, I already ask you that?)

02/23/2013 Flag