Make this seahorse tote bag with less than 1 yard of fabric and have the cutest bag on the beach or at the supermarket.
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Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial Here!
Step 2: You'll Need
3/4 yard of fabric (cotton, twill, canvas)
Pearls, Googley Eyes
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
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
Clean up the edges and secure with E-6000 Fray Lock
*This will keep the edges from fraying
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
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