Introduction: Seahorse Tote Bag

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Make this seahorse tote bag with less than 1 yard of fabric and have the cutest bag on the beach or at the supermarket.

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!

Step 2: You'll Need

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3/4 yard of fabric (cotton, twill, canvas)

Sewing machine

Freezer paper

Iron

E-6000 Glue

E-6000 Fray Lock

E-6000 Fabri-Fuse

Americana Decor Multi Surface Paints in Jade, Chick and Peach Silk

Pearls, Googley Eyes

Fish Tanks Rocks (Aquarium Gravel)

Fringe

Paintbrushes

Step 3:

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Cut a 20" x 45" piece of fabric for the body of the tote

Cut two 14" x 2" strips for the handles

Stitch the handles lengthwise using 1/4" seam allowance

Turn them inside out with a tube turner (make one with a wire hanger if you don't have one)

Center and pin them 1" below the edge of the the 20" sides of your fabric

Step 4:

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Fold the edge of the fabric twice over the handles and pin in place

Stitch across on the fold

Pin up the handles and stitch them in place

Pin the sides and a 2" pleat a the bottom of the tote

Stitch down the sides of the tote using 1/2" seam allowance

Step 5:

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Clean up the edges and secure with E-6000 Fray Lock

*This will keep the edges from fraying

Step 6:

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Fold 10" of freezer paper in half

Trace the seahorse pattern close to the fold

Cut out with a craft knife Iron the freezer paper on to the tote

Fill in with Americana Multi Surface Satin Paint in Peach Silk

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Glue on googley eyes, pearls and fish tank rocks to create the bottom of the tote

Add bubbles with Chick and highlights to the seahorses with Jade

Comments

khanhluu95 (author)2014-07-07

So greatttt!

banana1200 (author)2014-07-06

i did not make that but that looks so cool i am only nine am gonna be ten soon but i will try that when i am eleven

dancingowl123 (author)2014-07-05

Awww adorable!

doodlecraft (author)2014-07-05

So cute! :)

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