THE NEW RETRO TOTE BAG
Small amounts of Kona Cotton Solids in Wood Rose, Pickle and Ice Peach Plain canvas tote bag A4 piece of fusible iron-on adhesive Light grey sewing thread
Lay the fusible adhesive on the work surface with the paper side facing up. Using the templates on page 90, trace the following onto the fusible adhesive: one flower, one flower centre, two leaf 1 pieces and two leaf 2 pieces.
Roughly cut around the shapes and place them onto the wrong side (WS) of the corresponding fabric scraps, paper side up. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, iron the shapes in place, fusing them to the back of the fabric. Leave to cool to set the glue.
Cut out the shapes neatly along the drawn lines and peel the paper side off.
Place the shapes centrally onto the front of the canvas tote bag, ensuring the glue side of each shape is sitting against the fabric. Once you’re happy with the layout, use the iron to fuse all the shapes down, apart from the flower centre, again referring to the manufacturer’s instructions.
At the sewing machine, stitch around each shape about 0.25cm in from the edges using straight stitch and the grey sewing thread.
Finally, fuse the flower centre shape in the middle of the flower, then repeat Step 5 to sew it in place.