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Cool Cat Tote Bag

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: iLoveToCreate
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Description
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
Tulip Soft Fabric Paint: Crimson Red, Royal Blue, Sunshine Yellow, Ebony
Ready-to-finish canvas tote
12"x12" black fabric
Permanent felt pen
Scissors
Straight pins
Wedge make-up sponge
Self-adhesive shelf paper
Paintbrushes: small round, small flat
Large-eyed sewing needle
Red embroidery floss
Paper towels
Plastic trash bag
Foil
Blow dryer, optional
DIRECTIONS:
For best results, please read all instructions before beginning project. Refer to photo for color and design placement.
1. Cover work surface with trash bag, then place tote on surface. Loosely cover handle with paper towels.
2. Squeeze a small puddle of Sunshine Yellow fabric paint onto foil. Dip small round brush into water. Add a few
drops of water to paint then mix with brush. Add water until paint is the consistency of buttermilk.
3. To create spatter effect, fill small round brush with paint, then flick brush over tote. Fill brush with paint for each
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flick and change direction of brush for interest. Clean brush. Repeat steps with remainder of colors. Let dry.
Tip: Blow dryer will speed up this step.
4. Flip tote over and spatter other side. Let dry.
5. Cut a piece of shelf paper. Center piece of shelf paper, shiny side up, under pattern, then use felt pen to trace
pattern onto shelf paper. To create stencil, use scissors to carefully cut letter out of center, leaving sides intact.
Repeat step with t and cut out.
6. Pin cat and tail pattern on black fabric and cut out. Position pieces toward one side of bag as shown in photo,
but do not sew in place yet. Use the pieces to determine placement of the word at. Referring to photo for
placement, remove paper backing from and press in place on front of bag. Run a fingernail around inside cut
edges to prevent seepage. Remove cat and tail fabric pieces.
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7. Squeeze a small puddle of Crimson Red fabric paint onto foil. Tap flat end of wedge sponge into paint, then tap off
excess onto foil too much paint will seep under the edge. Pounce an even application of paint over stencil,
making sure not to go over outside cut edge. Let dry then repeat step. Carefully remove stencil. Let dry.
8. Peel backing from t stencil and position in place. Paint Ebony into stencil, repeating step after first coat is dry.
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9. Place a piece of foil on work surface and place one of the tote handles on foil. Use flat brush to paint both sides of
handle with Crimson Red. Let dry. Paint other handle with Ebony and let dry.

10. Place fabric pieces in place on front of tote and pin to secure. Thread needle with 6 strands of red embroidery floss
and tie knot in end. Using a long basting stitch, sew pieces in place.

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