How to Make an Apple-Print Tote Bag

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My apple tote accompanied me on a recent shopping trip to Dumbo and the Brooklyn Flea!
Look for nicely shaped apples that you think will make good prints.
Dab, dont paint, the ink onto the apples so you cant see any brushstrokes.
My apple tote accompanied me on a recent shopping trip to Dumbo and the Brooklyn Flea!

My apple tote accompanied me on a recent shopping trip to Dumbo and the Brooklyn Flea!

Photo: Kayte Terry
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How to appliqué the tote:


These fabrics look as though they would make nice leaves!

1. Chose some scraps of cotton fabric. Draw simple leaf shapes on one side of the paper-backed fusible webbing. Cut out the shapes roughly with paper scissors. I made four leaves.

2. Peel one side of the paper off the fusible webbing. Following the manufacturer's instructions, iron the webbing to the wrong side of your scrap fabric.


Add your leaf details randomly as desired.

3. Peel off the other paper on the fusible webbing, and iron to the bag as desired. I just added a few leaves scattered around the tote.

4. Sew around the perimeter of the leaves using a sewing machine. Add some sewn details to the leaves if desired.

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Comments (22)

itsajoy writes:

toooo cute!!!
love it!
Posted: 7:04 pm on July 9th
GlassPeace writes: Oh my gosh I love it!
Posted: 1:28 am on April 30th
patricetaylor88 writes: This would be a great project to do with Liberty, my 8 year old niece.
Posted: 12:49 pm on March 25th
patricetaylor88 writes: This would be a great project to do with Liberty, my 8 year old niece.
Posted: 12:49 pm on March 25th
isnessofwhatis writes: this is AWESOME! I'm putting this on my must do list.
Posted: 12:56 am on July 16th
Menna writes: Super fun
Posted: 6:57 pm on May 19th
un_vagalume writes: I couldn't wait to do one on my own :P So beautiful idea!
Posted: 6:34 pm on April 15th
meganc writes: So cute. I want to do this with my daughters. It won't come out as neat and tidy, but they'll love doing it. Kayte, your tutorials are always fantastic.
Posted: 9:58 am on April 11th
scrappytime writes: This is such a great project! Fun and functional!
Posted: 6:32 pm on April 9th
sarahbcraw writes: This is so fun!
Posted: 1:33 pm on April 7th
erika_kern writes: So much fun! I love how it just screams spring. Oh, and you're completely making me miss Brooklyn. Brooklyn!
Posted: 11:18 pm on April 3rd
csheffield writes: Definitely can't wait to try this!
Posted: 7:19 pm on April 3rd
croqzine writes: Best use of apple prints ever! Love the addition of the applique leaves. Genius!
Posted: 5:52 pm on April 3rd
codyscreations writes: That is too cute!
Posted: 11:59 am on April 3rd
ien writes: cute!!!
Posted: 12:58 am on April 3rd
ien writes: cute!!!
Posted: 12:58 am on April 3rd
hemidemisemiquaver writes: Very, very cool! I was just in DUMBO the other day!
Posted: 2:51 pm on April 2nd
PetitGateau writes: Once again, you've come up with something I have to go home and make right away! : )
Posted: 2:19 pm on April 2nd
susanstars writes: oh, I love it!!
Posted: 1:34 pm on April 2nd
kaytet writes: thanks ladies!
Posted: 1:09 pm on April 2nd
LindaPermann writes: adorable!
Posted: 12:24 pm on April 2nd
Jen_W writes: This is absolutely fantastic!
Posted: 12:23 pm on April 2nd
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