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Embellish a Purchased Tote with a Cross Stitch Design

Photo © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.


Photo © 2006 Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Purchased Tote Transformed with Cross Stitch

Photo © Connie G. Barwick, licensed to About.com, Inc.
In this project, I repurposed a sturdy tote bag. The bag had a logo on it that I did not want to display anymore. So, I cut a piece of plastic canvas to fit over the logo and stitched a motif with some floss I had left over from other projects. I have washed the tote repeatedly and the plastic canvas motif has proven to be quite sturdy.

Project Instructions: Transform a Tote with Cross Stitch
Pattern Name: I used a motif from the free Cyber Sampler II pattern Stitching Surface: 14-count cream plastic canvas
Floss:Scrap pieces of embroidery floss
Stitch Used: Cross Stitch
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