From the Ground Up Tote Bags

Bobbie Watts
Final size:
28 x 32.5cm (11 x 12 3/4in) plus handles
USD $7.57
USD $7.57
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First came the seed of an idea, then the design sapling, as branches of multi-coloured medallions spread and grew. These are the 'trees' Bobbie Watts cultivated on industrial-strength felt bases for her beautiful tote bag pattern.

  • Full materials list included in instructions
  • Detailed step-by-step instructions, colour photographs and clear diagrams take you through the each step of this tote bag pattern.
  • You could use a variety different coloured felt to make this tote bag pattern even more vibrant and colourful!
  • This design lends itself to all kinds of variation and improvisation. For example, you could use spotted organza ribbon and keep to a monochrome colour scheme for the flowers, each with three layers of graduated felt circles instead of two. Or add different embroidery stitches to some of the circles and embroider the leaf centre veins in stem or double-running stitch..
  • Stitches used: Detached chain (lazy daisy) stitch, fly stitch, French knot, running stitch, stem stitch, straight stitch.
  • This project is recommended for a beginner crafter who would like to extend their bag making skills.