Friday, April 30, 2010

Felt Tote for a Tiny Tin and Mini

Everything used to create this project is included in the April kit with the exception of the tin; which can be purchased separately from the Crafty Alley shop.

Wow, try saying that title 5 times fast! I have one final post using the incredibly sweet, fun, and whimsical April Crafty Alley kit. It will be sad to see it go, but the day is not over yet. If you would like to purchase this kit, and reserve a May kit for yourself by doing so you can click HERE for ordering information. The kit for May is WAY over the top! Cathy did a fabulous job putting it all together! I absolutely am in love with it!

Included in the April kit was an A4 piece of felt; which at first glance, I just thought about die cutting and adding it as a project element. But then I decided it would make an adorable little tote to hold the tin I made for my daughter with a little accordion mini inside. It went together very quick, and my daughter is really enjoying it. Hope you've enjoyed seeing all of the DT projects this month. I know that I have.

Here are a couple of photos of how the tote was cut. I didn't include the sewing or hot glueing part, but that is pretty self explanatory. All I did was use the large strip to attach the 2 top note shapes that I cut with my Big Shot, and the 2 smaller strips are the handles; which I hot glued on. The large strip is the bottom and sides of the tote and can be cut to suit the width you'd like.

I cut the 2 handles each at 1", and the strip for the bottom/sides of the tote at 2".
If you don't have a die cutter, you can also create a tote as shown just by folding it in half and attaching the handles, and eliminate the bottom section by cutting the larger strip to fit the width of the sides. I used a Sizzix Bigz die in a top note shape cut twice for my tote. Hope that makes sense.

Have a great weekend.


1 comment:

  1. Robyn this is way too cute. Going to try one myself as I think my little Miss would love it!