We're getting crafty today! Today I'm walking you through an easy tutorial to turn a finished embroidery into an embellished tote bag. For this project, you'll need: Finished, 8" embroidery 4 panels - 16" x 13 1/2" (I used a nice linen fabric by Robert Kaufman for both the panels and the straps. You'll need roughly 1 yard for this project.) 4 straps - 34" x 1 3/4" Stitching on the embroidery. The very first step to making your own embroidered tote bag is probably the hardest because it involves cutting up your embroidery. I know, it's scary, but it'll be...
But with a book contract signed (yes, you read that right!!), I'm stepping up my crafting game.
A lot of people ask me what they can do with their finished embroidery. If they've got mad crafting skills, I generally tell them they can turn it into a zippered pouch, the front of a tote bag, or the back of a hip jacket. If they're sentimental, they could have it framed. If they're a whiz with the sewing machine, it could be the start of a quilt or a pillowcase.
But if they're none of those things (like me), then I tell them to make a gallery wall.