Do you have a tote bag? Turn your simple tote bag into something extraordinary with hand embroidery patterns. A cute tote bag is not just super handy, it’s also a fun way to show off your style. Tote bag is widely used not only by us, but also by a lot of celebrities such as Olivia Wilde, Emma Roberts, Amanda Seyfried, and more. For an easy and enjoyable way to turn a basic tote into a regular decorative bag, check out this tutorial!
Push it well to remove any wrinkles to prepare your fabric. Canvas is a thick cloth that may be susceptible to shrinking, so do not use hot iron on a wet canvas. Follow the ironing directions that came with your blank tote bag.
Step 2: Prepare and stitch your hand embroidery patterns
Since canvas is a heavy cloth, it’s best to use printable dissolved stabilizing paper to move the pattern. Print your pattern on the printable paper, peel off the back of the paper, and pre-print it.
Keep in mind that it’s best to stitch with the opening of the bag facing you as it will be the easiest way to stitch without risking stitching through the back of your bag.
Step 3: Rinse your pattern
After you have finished stitching, rinse the dissolving stabilizer paper thoroughly as guided. Enable your canvas to dry for 24 hours. When the tote is fully dry, turn it inside out and press the fabric again to remove any wrinkles.
Step 4: Secure loose thread
Since your embroidery is no longer taut in a hoop, you can find that some of the threads in the front or the back of your stitching are loose. Gently remove any loose threads from the back of your embroidery to make your forehead softer (it’s necessary to do this delicately) and secure the extra slack to the back of your stitching.
Step 5: Protect the back of the hand embroidery patterns
To shield the back of your embroidery from catching something you might place in the bag, cut a piece of felt large enough to cover the back of your embroidery thread. Next cut a piece of Heat n Bond Ultra Hold® iron-on adhesive to match the scale of the felt. Following the instructions for Heat n Bond Ultra Hold®, iron the adhesive to the felt and then iron the felt inside the bag to protect the back of your stitches.
Have you ever walked out the door with your hands full of stuff, wondering how you’re going to juggle all your stuff from the house to the car, and then to the office? With a tote bag, there’s no more to think about. If you’ve got a nice tote bag in your life you know they can carry it all. There is no reason not to decorate your tote bag with hand embroidery patterns to make it special and unique.
Hope these tutorials with hand embroidery patterns above can help you to have a fantastic tote bag to use or to give as innovative handmade gifts for Christmas. Besides, referring to 5 free pattern embroidery tote bags for more ideas. So, are you ready to decorate your bag with hand embroidery patterns?
If you have any questions or suggestions, don’t hesitate to leave a comment.
Hiya! There are many embroidery artists in our beautiful country. Their skillful hands created unique works of floral and landscape embroidery. Many of them began to learn embroidery from the elderly artisans in the craft village when they were 6 or 7 years old. While they work independently, they have no official community. We built Hand Embroidery World to link embroidery artists, introduce our traditional embroidery items and embroidery techniques to the world.