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Do it yourself

DIY Tote / Shopper Bag

Yay! My first sewing project is done. I only took two sewing lessons, so my bag wasn’t finished at all at the end of the second lesson. I decided to give it a shot and try to finish it on my own, without instructions. It was hard trying to figure out how the pieces should fit together but in the end I managed to do it right.

Here’s what you need:

– Fabric (firm)
– Bias binding for the edges
– Pattern paper
– A sewing machine, thread, pins, scissor etc.
Р Acrylic paint
– Sponge
– Tape
Р Brush

Do it yourself:

Find a totebag / shopperbag pattern like here, here or here. (I don’t have mine anymore – sorry). Follow the instructions that go with the pattern. This is obviously the hardest and most difficult part, but you won’t benefit from my instructions because you would need the pattern to go with it. When your bag is done, create two lines using the tape and paint inbetween. Cut your sponge into a triangle (or whatever shape you like), dip into the paint and stamp onto the fabric. Done!