These totes are perfect for gifts, a quick update for an outfit, and carrying a few of your favorite toys.
Materials needed for your project:
One tank top (try an nice camo one for the boys)
Thread and needle
Sewing machine (unless you are teaching your little one to hand stitch)
Extras for embellishments:
Heat n Bond
Left over beads, etc.
Step 1: Prep for Sewing
Then, line up the bottom hems and pin to keep them from slipping as you sew.
Step 2: Sewing the Bottom of Your Bag
Then, run a straight stitch over the the top of the overlock seam for extra strength.
Step 3: Wa La!
That's what I thought... let's add some funk!
Now, go dig through your junk draws and craft baskets and see what you can find.
Step 4: Getting Funky
Cut some cute shapes out of your fabric.
If you have some Heat n Bond lying around, use this to hold your shapes in place while you sew them on.
Step 5: Sewing on the Fun Stuff
This is a nice decorative touch and ensures that they won't come off.
Step 6: Beading
This is easy to do, much like sewing on a button.
Sew your center bead in place first by knotting your thread and bringing your needle through from the back to the front of your fabric.
Then string your bead onto the thread.
Now stitch back through the fabric, this time from the front to the back.
Do this a couple of times, then wrap the thread around the base of the bead and sew through to the back again.
Now knot the thread and trim.
Use the longer beads for the pedals and stitch them in place the same way.
Step 7: Ta Da!
It's kid size and great for toting a few toys to the store, doctor's office, etc.
Use your imagination, clean out your closets and make something wonderful!