Shoestring on

Holy Guacamole Tote

+ Add a Project
Small magnify icon
Photo Details:

Beaded Zipper Pull

Created in this Craftsy class

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.

Offer some kudos...

Join the conversation...

Ask a question...

Add your comment...

Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Hipster, Funky
Shoestring on

What materials did you use? Soft Brown Upholstery Fabric, Various Colorful Cotton Prints, Stitch Witchery, Purple 12 inch Zipper, Handmade Polymer Clay Beads for Zipper Pull. Handmade Polymer Buttons.

Shoestring on

What are you most proud of? I made a zipper pull from additional polymer clay beads, and fitted ends with gold eyelets, (eyelets available in gold and silver in large quantity packages at Hancock Fabrics). Assemblinf beads like a bracelet, I added strength and durability by pairing the strand of beads with cotton print fabric--1" strip folded twice to form 1/4" pull.

Shoestring on

What advice would you give someone starting this project? I'm really digging the creative process of making polymer clay beads and buttons to decorate my totes. When shopping for various colors of polymer clay, be sure to get a brick of translucent polymer clay. I combine a pea size bit of color (in this case lime green), and mixed it thoroughly into 1/3 brick of translucent. Really beautiful results. A purple zipper on a brown tote? Well, why not?

Shoestring on

This bag is - so great! This may be a redundant question, but....where do you sell your bags??? They are so fun.

03/17/2013 Flag

Hey Shoestring Are you going to the Nancy's Notions Warehouse sale next weekend?? I am going!!

04/26/2013 Flag

Hi artangel. Yes, I went to Nancy's Notions Warehouse event last May. I was there to check out Babylock Crown Jewel 18" Long Arm Machine. Wish I'd met you there. Perhaps in 2014 we could have lunch there (across the street from Nancy's). I'll treat. Best wishes to you.

10/23/2013 Flag

Very nice. Love the colors.

10/26/2013 Flag

Shoestrings, I'm blown away! What a marvelous, stupendous, creative bag. Kudos to you!!!

07/27/2015 Flag