I love making custom tote bags as gifts. You can make book bags, knitting supply bags, general purpose bags… whatever you’d like. Add your own personal touch and you’ve created a one of a kind gift. You could sew your own totes, or embellish with stitching, but I personally like quick and easy. So, no-sew decorating is the way to go! Grab yourself some pretty fabric, fabric glue and blank pre-made tote bags and you’ll be able to easily create custom gifts you’re proud to give!
The larger bags can be used for all kinds of great projects, but don’t forget the mini tote bags. Personalize these cute little bags to create custom gift bags and mini treat holders your friends and family will love.
Isn’t this fabric jelly roll fabulous? The cool thing about the “jelly roll” is that you get a variety of fabrics that already coordinate nicely, so you don’t have to think about how you want to pick out your fabric. The pieces are just the right size to decorate a tote bag too!
Cut fabric the width of the tote bag. Adhere fabric to bag using fabric glue.
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Jen Goode is the owner and “doodler in charge,” a Denver based art and design studio. She has been a creative professional since 1996, developing art for a variety of uses in an array of mediums from handmade crafts to Graphic design and illustration. Jen, a designer member of CHA, is a tech savvy, work-at-home mom of 3 who shares her creative inspirations with other moms through her site Projects for Preschoolers and as a featured contributor on various sites throughout the web. Jen’s motto is “Inspiring Smiles Every Day.”