Lazy Saturdays

hand printed tote bags//two ways

HAND-PRINTED-TOTE-BAGSAfter creating the easy breezy tote bag tutorial earlier this week, my brian started spinning with all the possibilities I could do with this easy sewing project. Here’s some hand printed totes I made using stencils from Stencil1, a pencil, and FolkArt multi-surface paint.photo-(1)To make a hand printed tote bag, you’ll need fabric for your bag, paints, and depending on how you want to print the bag, you may also need a stencil, sponge brush, and tape or a pencil and ruler. Cut out your fabric for your tote (Check back on this tutorial for the fabric sizes.). Then get to the fun part: printing!photo-(3)To create the floral tote, start by taping your stencil on the fabric. I used a stencil from the Stencil1 collection. They have some great new stencils! I’m thinking of using one of the graphic ones on a wall in my home. photo-(4)Use your sponge brush to apply the paint. To avoid the paint running under the stencil, dab the brush instead of using long strokes. Apply a couple coats to make sure you get every area. Let the paint dry a few minutes before removing the stencil. Let it dry completely and continue on making your tote bag.photoTo make the polka dot bag, all you’ll need is a pencil, paint, and a ruler. Dip the end of your pencil in paint, then using your ruler as a guide, add dots to the fabric. I painted my dots one inch apart. Be careful as you move your ruler around to not smudge the paint.photo-(2)From here, just follow the steps from the easy breezy tote bag tutorial to complete your bag. I adore the way these turned out! Wouldn’t these be fun to use in place of Easter baskets?tote bagsThis tutorial was made as part of a campaign by Ed Roth Stencils, and FolkArt Multi-Surface Paint. Stencil and paint were provided but ideas and opinions are entirely my own. Check out the fun from Plaid Crafts here: Blog, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.signature

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4 Comments

Oh I love the blue combined with the floral strap. Awesome!

lazysaturdays says:

Thanks Becky! That’s my favorite one!

JJ says:

Very cute! Off the subject, but I LOVE your leopard shoes!!! :o)

lazysaturdays says:

Okay, so I know I’m commenting back almost a month later, but better late than never, right? ;) Thanks for the shoe love! They are from Target about a year ago. xo

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