Embellished Ribbon Tote

Materials

  • Canvas tote
  • White lace
  • Pink velvet ribbon
  • Silk gerber daisies, two
  • Rhinestone button or flowers (optional)

Tools

  • SINGER Vivo The Create & Repair Machine

Basic Supplies

scissors, iron and pressing surface, straight pins, matching thread, measuring tape, sewing needle

Directions

STEP 1

  • Measure width of tote from edge to edge; add 1” to measurement.

STEP 2

  • Cut lace and ribbon to measurement taken in Step 1.

STEP 3

  • Fold under 1/2” on each raw edge of trim to wrong side; press.

STEP 4

  • Position lace about 1” from top edge of tote; pin in place to secure. Position ribbon on top of lace centering horizontally; pin in place to secure.

STEP 5

  • Insert appropriate needle for fabric used. Set machine for straight stitch. Thread top of machine and bobbin with matching thread.

STEP 6

  • Carefully stitch along edge on all four sides of velvet ribbon. Be sure to remove pins as you sew. Backstitch at beginning and end of stitching to help secure thread in place.

STEP 7

  • Remove tote from machine. Trim thread tails.

STEP 8

  • Hand-sew flowers to lace trim using needle and thread. Knot ends.

Tip

  • 1. If trying to choose between two colors of thread, opt for the darker color which will usually blend in better than a lighter color.
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