Hello crafty friends! This is the Prima tote bag I received at Inspired! 2011 just a few weeks ago. I couldn’t wait to decorate it! Well, it’s finally finished and just in time, too! Prima is having a contest using this very bag. So here goes!
I wish I had taken a picture of the before, but if you are interested it’s the Donna Downey Canvas Tote #921538. I used a white rose trim at the top. I misted it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Tutti Fruitti. I then added some of my favorite lace trims. (I have a major lace trim addiction!) Then I used some of my favorite fabrics. I machine stitched the edges so they look finished. Then I cheated with the pleats! I don’t know how to sew very well and I have a very simple machine so I simply glued the material in place and pleated it as I went. You know, “glue, pleat, glue, pleat, glue, pleat”. You get the idea.
Here is a close of up the flowers I used. I think they are from the Botanical Love Note collection. I stitched them on with some vintage buttons. (I’m addicted to those as well! – Shhhhh!!)
Here is a close up so you can get a better look at the lace trims.
Here is a close up of the fabric. I got it while in Fancy Gap, VA. I love the colors and the stripes. Everything is glued on except for the flowers/buttons. I really love how it turned out. These totes would make wonderful gifts.