DIY Chevron Tote + February Silhouette Promo

If you’re just here for the details on this month’s Silhouette promo, I’ll give ‘em to you up top.

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The brand new and fabulous 12”X24” cutting mat (only works with the CAMEO, not the SD) and both clean cut and sewable fabric interfacing  = $24.99.  GO HERE to pick it up and use code “CRAP” to take advantage of the savings.  Promo runs NOW through February 29th.

For some reason, my package from Silhouette include 2 packages of the sewable interfacing and none of the clean cut.  I think the name art I made with the clean cut last year would be pretty hard to top,

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so I was OK with coming up with a project for the other stuff.

DIY Monogrammed Chevron Tote

I took a plain tote from Hobby Lobby ($9.99 without a coupon, way less with), and turned it into this:

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Here’s a before shot of the tote:

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Excuse the dancing assistant.  I get what I pay for around here.

I downloaded the chevron background from the Silhouette Online Store and made it big.  Really, really big.  24” wide big.  I then ungrouped it and and removed the lines of zig zag that hung off the edges.  I moved the lines of zig zag around a little bit so that the in between spaces were the same width as the lines, and then I cut.

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This gave me 9 rows of chevron-y goodness.  I used 4 per side of the tote.

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I ironed them in place and then stitched them down.  I’m not gonna lie…stitching them down was a GIANT pain, mostly because the bag was already assembled and fairly rigid.  And the fabric was itchy.  If I had made the tote myself, I’d have sewed the strips down before assembling the bag.

Macy wanted the bag a little more colorful, so we added a hot pink monogram.

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I think a cluster of flowers would be cute, too.

I’ll be back with my Lowe’s project/bathroom reveal on Monday.  Hope your weekend is fabulous!

Comments

  1. Cute bag, but Macy is ADORABLE!

  2. Stinkin’ cute! everything pictured!!!

  3. Lover her super fun outfit AND the tote bag! Looks great!

  4. Amruta Pandit says:

    Love the bag! And you have a terrific assistant! I have a tote I got at a seminar and this is the perfect way to personalize it instead of advertising the sponsor!

  5. I love a CUTE tote! And that one is CUTE! The pink M really makes it! :)

  6. Bags of any sort are definitely my bag! I could never have too many. Your project is very cute, and so’s your assistant!

  7. For REALS this is super cute. And sewing bags is ALWAYS bugger. But they’re so freakin’ awesome when they are done. It’s worth it!

  8. This is sooo cute…I love the chevron and I love that Macy thinks it needed something a little extra too. Gotta love a pink monogram!

  9. Shirley Lupton says:

    I’ve got to learn how to use my cameo. This is really cute and so is Macy. I would love to have the mat but money is tight so I won’t be able to get it now. Maybe there will be a special again.

  10. I was just wondering which chevron you bought on the Silhouette store…there are so many!!!

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