Christmas tote-a-thon

Added Jan 16, 2011

by Eleanor Thomas

Melbourne, Austr...

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Description

Once again I’ve shamelessly plundered Tree Fall Design’s “sketch” origami applique, this time on totes for Christmas.

Like Tree Fall, I traced the reindeer onto Bondaweb, ironed it onto the wrong side of the fabric scrap, carefully cut out the pieces and ironed them onto the cut-out totes. I liked the straight-stitch effect rather than the traditional zigzag, and I realised I’d get even more of an effect (and save time on all that back-and-forthing) if I used the triple stitch setting.

Using Skip to my Lou’s instructions I whipped up 10 of these as Christmas gifts; seven with the reindeer and three with vintage fabric over bunting. Foolishly I neglected to photograph all nine together (time wasn’t on my side late Christmas Eve, despite vowing not to leave my Christmas sewing to the last minute… again).

Material Notes

Outer: Ikea Charlotta Vild heavy weight cotton, by Åsa Ekström and Fialena triangle-bunting print by Anna Svanfeldt
Applique: Liberty Meadow E cotton
Lining: Second-hand doona cover from the Salvos
Bondaweb

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer
For
Home/Deco
Garment Type
Accessories
Style
Casual
Material
Cotton

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  • Charlie-deeshadows1_large

    Jan 17, 2011, 06.09 AMby smallone

    well it is the greatest form of flatery!! …..and what you’ve produced is a fabulous comming together of ideas. i am sure all who recieved them were very pleased. Lovely work!!

  • Flower_arranging-_hay_may_2009_037_large

    Jan 16, 2011, 02.17 PMby tickelyboo

    I love it, thanks for the links to the bag and the applique, they are genius!

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