Design a tote

This week’s basic design project is an open tote.

This fashion accessory can be a design classic or created to make a statement. A beautiful fabric can be the beginning inspiration for any tote, and there are many cool trims that can be considered for a tote strap.

To further decorate a tote, explore references. Try an online search for fabric jewelry, some of those techniques could be a possibility for a unique strap or applied design. Flipping through a scrapbooking magazine will definitely get you reeling with appliqué ideas!

Make one or make many, unleash your creativity. Express a mood. Make a gift to commemorate an event.  You can heap on appliqués, messages, or charms. Glam one up with glitzy trim and fabric.

This is a treasure trove of trim collected through the years. Any one could inspire a glitzy design theme.

Keep watching our site for new basic design projects, surface design techniques, fabric experiments, and inspirations. Have fun sewing and designing with a community that is passionate and curious about making cool stuff with fabric.

Show us your designs! Post with us on Facebook. We are excited to see what ideas sprout from the patterns we make for you.

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