Now this tutorial isn't just for those of you heading to a blog conference, it's for anyone who likes a cute bag. I think this would be perfect for toting towels to the pool, transporting dance gear to class, or to use as a purse. You all are crafty bunch--I bet you can think of a million ways how you would use this Personalized Chevron Tote Bag!
I found my inspiration for the project from Nest of Posies. She makes adorable embroidered totes with flowers. Some of my favorite crafty bloggers have been seen carrying them out and about. It's a fun way to promote your brand. Or if you are making one for personal use, add you name, favorite word, inspirational quote, or funny phrase!
I jazzed the tote up by sewing the grey chevron to the pockets on the back as well as a square on the front. (Hint: I 'hot glued' the fabric in place and then sewed. That way, the fabric stayed in place for me.) I left the edges unfinished, but stitched closely to the side of the fabric so the 'fray' would be somewhat controlled. Then I used Word to create the lettering for my blog name. I don't have a fancy cutting machine. So I just printed out the Word document and used it as a template to cut out the letters. Finally, I ironed them on. You can see more detailed instructions about using sparkle transfer sheets here.
I was really pleased with how it turned out. I got lots of nice compliments on it and I think it helped to promote my blog in a fun way.
|Maisy took this pic of me-- nice photography for a 3 year old don't ya think?!|
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