Friday, February 11, 2011

Canvas Valentine Tote Bag

Hi all!

Here's the highlighted craft from Wednesday's Show Me St.Louis!(video link added to blog sidebar!) 

This one is kid friendly and the possibilities of what you can do...endless. I've said that before but truly...if you can make a can transition this to pillows, curtains, hair items, tops, skirts...think of embellishing something you've already purchased just like this!

Valentine Canvas Tote Bag
Designer: Julia Sandvoss 
**Kid Friendly Craft!

Canvas Tote (Hobby Lobby)
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro FabricBond and Extreme Adhesive Micro Squares (
May Arts Ribbons (
Creatology Felt Ric Rac and Hearts (Michael’s Stores)
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cut Machine: Heart Layers and Border Scallop Dies (
Pink Felt

1) Use the Sizzix Big Shot to cut the scallop border from pink felt. (Wool felt is easier to work with if you can find that. You can hand cut the shape as well) Apply Glue Arts Fabric Bond to the backside of your felt. Iron onto the canvas bag to heat the adhesive and bond onto the bag.  

Tip: to make this child friendly…use the Extreme Adhesive Squares in the full size and apply the squares to the backside of the felt and then adhere to the bag. The Extreme Squares are designed to adhere to fabric, canvas and more!

2) Repeat Step 1 for the additional ribbons and trims.

3) Use the Sizzix Big Shot to cut the layered hearts. Add some Fabric Bond to the center of the heart. Then hand stitch the hearts together.  

Tip: These can also be sewn with a sewing machine. For kids use DMC Floss for a fun look as well.  

4) Adhere felt heart to bag with Extreme Adhesive Squares. Add additional felt hearts.
5) Tie a ribbon around the handle. Use the Micro Extreme Adhesive Squares to hold the ribbon tails in place on the bag.
Tip: If you do not have access to a diecut machine hand cut your shapes. Also this bag would be fun to personalize with a child’s name, Grandparents, special teacher! And best…this bag took just minutes to make and will be a favorite for years to come.

Be sure to tune in on Monday...I have a Valentine's Giveaway that you won't want to miss!!  


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