Saturday, December 17, 2011
Felt Tote for Boys or Girls
First, you will need the following
A 20" x 10" piece a felt
Extra felt for the Tote handles
The Flower Template, For Girls (Printed onto cardstock and cut out)
The Car Template, For Boys (Printed onto cardstock and cut out)
Felt for the Flower or Car Templates (2 different colors for the flower; 2 different colors for the car + yellow for the headlights and black for the tires and steering wheel.)
9mm Acrylic Jewels (For the Girl tote)
Hot Glue Gun
Extra Glue Sticks for the Glue Gun
Sewing Machine & Thread
Fold your 20" x 10" piece of felt in half...
Sew together the two sides, leaving the top open...
Make the "handles" by tracing around your ruler and then cut out your handles...
Apply the handles to either side of the top of your tote using your hot glue gun...
Turn the toe inside out...
Trace and cut out your flower or car onto your color choices of felt. ***For Girls...make sure the largest part of your flower and the circle for the center of the flower are the same color, the smaller part of the flower will be a different color. ***For Boys...Make sure your headlights are yellow, your tires and steering wheel are black, and if you want (I did) make the frame of your car a different color from the car's bumper, I know the picture doesn't show it at this point, but thats because I am making more than one bag...
Using your hot glue gun, apply the flower or car to your tote. For the flower, you need to make it seperately and then apply it to the tote. For the car you will need to apply the frame and the bumper first, then the steering wheel, headlight, and wheels...
These pictures are from a previous tutorial, but they serve the same purpose in this tutorial...
If you are making this tote for a boy.... you are done! If you are making this tote for a girl, this is the final step for you and it is also optional. I added this step because my daughter loves jewels and pretty things... So for this step, apply the 9mm acrylic jewels to each of the petals of the largest part of the flower and then one jewel to the center, and you're done! I hope your little ones enjoy this!
Posted by Robin at 9:30 AM