Make an Embellished Tote Bag
Simplify gift-giving with a homemade gift. Instead of emptying your wallet buying expensive retail merchandise, turn your home into a gift-making factory.
This handy tote can easily be made using a cheap bag from the dollar store as its structure. Turn your child into the Chief Creative Officer of Bag Décor as she embellishes it creatively using her own ingenuity. Recipients will be delighted with their unique gifts, and your child will be proud to give away her own creation.
What You Need:
- Tote bag in a solid color or subtle pattern
- Fabric scraps in a variety of colors or patterns (see Step 3)
- Straight pins
- Embroidery floss
- Embellishments such as buttons, ribbons, etc.
- Cardboard for making patterns (optional)