Tote bag

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Hand-Embellishing Knit Fabric: Stenciling, Appliqué, Beading and Embroidery taught by Natalie Chanin

Designer Natalie Chanin will show you how to hand-sew appliqué and add artistic stencils and stitches to turn a Vogue coat pattern (included free!) into a work of art.

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Casual

What materials did you use? AC cotton jersey and the paisley stencil.


What advice would you give someone starting this project? It is really easy and is so strong it can carry my laptop.


Did you use a pattern for this? Love the ochre and black color palette. Hmmm. This has me thinking about a cross body version... with the poetry stencil... I know, I am stuck on that stencil... Again, very grateful for your examples and inspiration.

08/05/2013 Flag

Great colors!

08/05/2013 Flag

I want one! Does this go with the jacket you made with the class pattern?

08/06/2013 Flag

Pattiebelle, I didn't use a pattern, but the instructions on page 107 of the Alabama Studio Style book. I tweaked it, of course, (because I can never do anything exactly as I'm supposed to), made it a little larger to hold my laptop and added the binding. Yes, Faux, it does match the jacket, but only because that was the scraps and paint and thread I had available without cutting into some major fabric that I had planned for other projects. I do like it though and I will probably make more when more large scraps are available or the need arises, lol.

08/06/2013 Flag

You're so prolific! This is a great bag. I love the paisley stencil. Looks great on everything.

08/09/2013 Flag