Thursday, July 8, 2010
Sweetwater has designed a fab, fun tote shaped like a bucket. It is just too cool! And sooooo easy to make. There are even iron-on labels included in the pattern. I used the canvas fabric and coordinates from the Make Life fabric collection by Moda to make a couple of totes. That just sparked my imagination. These totes are great for gifts, teens, toys, decorating, holidays, parties.....
But.... the pattern calls for canvas. I wanted to use some of the new fabrics that we are receiving every week and they aren't canvas. So I just did what we all do; I adapted.
My solution was to fuse Decor Bond onto the back of both the main fabric and the lining fabric and substitute them for the canvas. I chose an awesome print from and got started. I think the results are funtastic! (Thanks to Carol Jones for helping me choose the fabrics.) See other Halloween fabrics
Next, I am going to look for some gold cord for handles and see how some of our great Christmas fabrics work as bucket totes.
People on my Christmas gift list will not be getting the ordinary gift bags this year! (Don't spoil my secret.)