Pumpkin Beaded Tote

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I love the Pumpkin colored fabric; it has a textured grid surface that helped me lay dowan a straight line of beads. Advantage. Laying down one thick band of beads caused me to paused from hour to hour. The question was--when to stop??? I don't know . . . I just worked on it until it looked good (when I stand six feet away). What advice would you give someone starting this project? CONTRAST: I machine stitched decorative stitch in black on the parting line of the long cross body straps. The dense decorative stitch looks great, and also gives the straps extra firmness.

What you will need

  • Pumpkin Blended Upholstery Fabric
  • Soft Brown Upholstery Fabric Interior
  • upcycled baby crib bumper padding
  • deconstructed
  • washed
  • and split (peeled horizontal to reduce the loft). Handmade polymer clay beads for zipper pull
  • and store bought beads for surface design. Long
  • cross body straps.

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