I got this beautiful vintage floral fabric from JoAnnes a while back and finally got a few things sewn up with it. One was this reversible tote bag. It’s a big bag–like beach bag size.
It turned out much bigger than I expected (which is funny since I’m the one that cut it out). It would fit a lot of groceries or towels. It would probably work great for a gym bag or a knitting project bag too. Roomy and easy to access.
I love fabrics that have a lot of colors in them. It gives you so many choices for accents. You could use pink, orange, green, blue, or my warm brown polka dots with these flowers.
This was a gift project so I also made a card to go with it. I’m in love with the new Stampin’ Up! Wisteria Wonder purple and their ruffled ribbon. It feels very vintage to me.
I find envelops a little tricky if you make your own cards. If you have too much 3D or if you have anything hanging over the edges then it’s hard to fit the card into the envelop. I’m not a big fan of making my own envelopes. I’ll do it occasionally for a specific project, but just making a lot of them is very tedious to me. So I just tend to measure and cut my cards about a half inch smaller than my envelope to give myself plenty of room to work with.
You have to be careful if you’re mailing your stuff too. Sometimes if you have brads, buttons, or other 3D elements, the Post Office machines will rip the envelope. There’s a good reason to make your own for ya–quality scrapbooking paper is thicker than your standard card envelope. Always be sure to put your complete return address on handmade cards–that way hopefully they at least come back to you if something happens to them!
This was a hand delivered gift though, so we just skipped the envelope and put it in the pocket of the tote bag.
What new craft supplies have you been working with lately?