Try this no-sew tote decorating – just use your favorite fabrics and Mod Podge to make appliqué patches! Learn how to make it your own.
Hi guys, it's Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life, and I'm back today to share another fabric Mod Podge craft with you all! Today I am going to show you how to make a fun summer tote with no sew appliqué fabric patches.
I had so much fun making my little fish beach tote, that I ended up making another bag too! This is a really easy and fun bag to whip up for warmer weather!
I also love that you can make one in under an hour. It is a great week night craft, and it is kid friendly, so your kiddos can make their own tote for the beach or pool.
No-Sew Tote Decorating
Here's What You Need:
- Tote ( I bought my stripe tote in the dollar section at Target, the blue was a clearance bag at Walmart)
- Mod Podge Fabric
- Fabric in different patterns
- Fabric Scissors
- Buttons, Trim, (optional)
- Fabric Glue for Trims if using
Cut your fabrics out. I like using these small precision scissors since they are good at cutting tight corners smoothly. Once I cut out my fish bodies, I cut small white circles for the eyes and little triangles for the fins.
This bottle is the secret to your no-sew tote decorating! Grab your Mod Podge Fabric and load some up on your brush. Brush the medium onto the back side of your fabric. Apply liberally.
* For my second bag I applied a large patch of fabric onto my vinyl cheapie. Once it dried I applied ric-rac trim around it with fabric glue, then glued on some buttons in the corners and added some paper flowers to cover the button holes.
I love how my tote decorating turned out! I used scraps for my fishy tote. For my blue vinyl tote, I used a piece of a vintage fabric baby book, framed with ric-rac and embellished with buttons and flowers.
I have been loving my Fabric Mod Podge medium, it is so fun to use! I hope you all will give this tote decorating a try this summer! I think you'll love it too!
If you all would like to see more of my work you can find me on my blog, My So Called Crafty Life, here.