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Today I’m participating in a The Fashionable Type Series Bloghop and am excited to share with you my Typography Project! In addition to some great Fashionable Typography posts, you’ll find a giveaway each day over at Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy Crafts, so make sure you stop by to enter those!
I am so in love with how this library tote turned out. When I was brainstorming ideas to make this bag happen I wasn’t actually sure if the way I wanted to do it would work. But it totally did, so I’m going to share how I made it!
First, I searched for a “book-related” quote that I could use. When I found “So many books, so little time”, I knew it was perfect. I spent a bit of time designing the layout and must thank my Facebook peeps! 97 of you helped me pick between my two options and the overwhelming majority chose this one.
I used the Print and Cut feature in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition to print the design onto Silhouette Printable Canvas and then cut a fun shape around the quote. This specialty media has an adhesive back and is generally used in paper crafts, but I thought I could make it work for this.
Next I removed the paper from the canvas and stuck it onto my plain Darice tote bag I picked up through Amazon.
I then top stitched the canvas onto the bag using a 1/4″ seam allowance.
At this point I liked the quote, but it looked way too plain on the bag.
I headed to the fabric store with the bag and matched it to a couple of fabrics that I fell in love with.
I used Silhouette Clean Cut Fabric Interface to help cut out three 3D Layered Flowers that I downloaded from the Silhouette Online Store. This was my first time cutting fabric with my CAMEO and I loved it! So simple and the flowers turned out great.
After deciding on placement, I ironed the first flower petal directly to the bag. I placed the second petal onto the first, and ironed just the middle of it so that the petals could move and have dimension. I ironed on the third petal on top of the other two, again just in the middle. Lastly I sewed a button into the middle of the flower. I ended up with three adorable flowers, all a bit different from the others.
Want to make your own tote using this fun quote?
Import both into your Silhouette software and use the print and cut feature.
If you don’t have a Silhouette, no problem!
Download the “So many books, so little time” pdf file
Print and cut with scissors.
Wouldn’t this make a great teacher gift?