I constructed a simple tote bag using some linen and an adorable Alexander Henry print that I’ve been hoarding for ages. The front, back, and bottom are lined with Peltex #70 to make it sturdy enough to stand up on it’s own. I also used my brand new Silhouette to make a freezer paper stencil and painted her name on with Folk Art Fabric paint (click here to see my review of that paint). Wow, that paragraph was heavy on the product placement. Sorry about that. I promise I’m not getting paid.
And that was that! Fast, easy, and cute – my favorite kind of project. Sure, it won’t get much use sitting in her cubby at school for storage purposes, but hey, a girl can always use a tote bag with her name on it, right? And since the fabric isn’t preschool-ish, and so far she hasn’t shown signs of hating her given name, I’m guessing she can use this bag through adulthood.
Now I’m off to make a second one for my mom, who just had a major attack of jealousy on skype.