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Charm Pack Tote taught by Sadie Metter

Learn to sew this charming tote! Because it's roomy, lined, and has an inside pocket, the tote makes a perfect daily carryall, project bag, or handmade gift.

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Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Whimsical
Alena De Candia on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? This tote was created from six different pieces of Art Cloth - cloth that has been dyed, stenciled, stamped, and painted. I call this cloth my Clean up Cloth because the dyed fabric is used to wipe off paint brushes and containers, some of which were used to create different Art Cloth or the cloth that I am creating. Sometimes the paintbrushes are cleaned off on the back of the cloth or to create a frame around the cloth. The result is a stiff cloth that is wonderful for many applications. I even use regular wall paint on the back to stiffen it. The tote design comes from a Craftsy class that I am simultaneously taking called The Charm Tote.

Alena De Candia on craftsy.com

love this

08/26/2012 Flag

I love this!!! Did you dye the fabrics?

08/29/2012 Flag

Yes, most of the fabric was dyed in a class that I took that taught how to dye the color wheel in cotton. I have almost used all the fabric up. I'd have an Art Cloth party with my girlfriends and we stenciled, painted, silk screen, stamped and basically had a blast doing it. The fabric becomes so stiff and perfect for all kinds of craft projects. I used it to make cuffs, brooches, and now this tote. Thanks for the nice comment. This tote is going to appeal to people who like Wearable Art.

08/29/2012 Flag

Your bag looks really cool! It was very interesting to hear about how you made your fabric. I think the tassel really finishes it off great!

09/20/2012 Flag

Thanks Kitts. It was a joy making it. It's fun to push the envelope and incorporate unusual elements.

09/20/2012 Flag