Sunday, 19 July 2009

Appliqued Tote Bags

As I said, I stayed with my sister last week and took a lot of projects with me to work on while I was there. Previously, I had slightly lost my mojo with sewing particularly with stuff to stock my tables with at craft fairs.

A while back Vonnie decided to wholesale order some gorgeous 100% cotton tote bags. When they arrived I said I would take 25 as I had a good few ideas of how I wanted to embellish them. In fact at the time the hoarder in me screamed take 50, take 50 but I decided to be rational and take 25 and then if I needed more I could always get some more.

The fabric I used was a gorgeous fabric I had picked up from Dunelm Mill called Afternoon Tea which I had left over from the Time from Tea swap. I cut out all the cups and teapots that were on the fabric and simply stitched them onto the bag. However, I personally think it has a lovely effect.

Pictures below to show the placements etc. I made two bags with this fabric, one with the three on it and the other one has designs on each side.

#17, #18


Vonnie said...

Ahhh they've come out gorgeous Kat!

x vInTaGe VioLeT x said...

these are great - that fabric is gorgeous and i should know!

Suzanne Vaughan said...


cupotea said...

Those are fabby-do!

Glamglass said...

Really good!!! Love them!

Domestic House Kat said...

Cheers all!

Yeah vV u are a lucky pup having that apron. That fabric was one of the main reasons I joined up for the Time for Tea swap :-p

Kat xx