This stunning project was contributed by Darla Simmons - be sure to
check out other Darla's items as well, they're all stylish, original and
easy to accomplish. Here is a photo of ready tote - and below you'll
find Darla's instruction. Have fun!
When holiday shopping season arrives, jump in with both feet. Show your
holiday spirit and be the envy of the other shoppers at the mall.
Every time I went out with this bag, someone would ask... Oh that so cute,
where did you get it? My proud response was, oh I just thought it up
and made it using my embroidery and sewing machine. Thanks for asking :o)Supplies list:
Snowflakes embroidery designs
Brushed cotton fabric in Christmas red color
White faux fur
Laundry-safe thread (polyester preferable)
1. To give the bag extra body, I used warm and natural batting, and
just using a simple diamond pattern, I quilted the pieces together.
2. I used three layers of light-weight stabilizer when embroidering the
. They sewed out effortlessly, it was fun to watch these beautiful
snowflakes appear. I used a silvery white poly thread to give it a
little extra dazzle. I think it worked well, they almost shine.
3. The inside has a simple lining, with a small cell-phone pocket.
4. Add the faux fur and handles, and you're done!
Fill these with small gifts and give them as presents... more fun than