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Crane Tote Bag

Description

This embroidered tote bag will certainly draw attention! This scenic view of the crane in the water is whimsical and beautiful (12" X 12").

Materials Needed

    Fabric
  • 1 yard green and blue print (Print should resemble trees or should green floral design)
  • 1/2 yard blue cotton
  • 1/4 yard green cotton (Print should resemble grass)


  • Stabilizers
  • 12" X 9" Fusible webbing
  • 12" X 12" Cutaway stabilizer
  • 14" X 28" batting
  • (1) 9" X 12" tearaway stabilizer
  • (1) 12" X 12" fusible tearaway stabilizer
  • (2) 7" X 14" Fusible webbing


  • Notions
  • Bobbinfill
  • Chromium needles size 14
  • (2) wooden purse handles (preferably round)


  • Thread: Robison-Anton® Rayon Embroidery Thread #122
  • Color 1: 2628 - Purple
  • Color 2: 2287 - Light Purple
  • Color 3: 2522 - Light Blue
  • Color 4: White
  • Color 5: 2282 - Green
  • Color 6: 2627 - Royal blue
  • Color 7" 2614 - Medium Blue
  • Color 8: 2556 - Gold
  • Color 9: 2264 - Yellow
  • Color 10: 2224 - Dark beige
  • Color 11: 2295 - Copper
  • Color 12: 2392 - Dark green
  • Color 13: Black
  • Color 14: 2484 - Gray

Instructions

Fabric Preparation:

  1. Cut (1) 18" X 16" blue fabric piece
  2. Iron fusible tearaway on the backside of fabric piece
  3. Cut (1) 18" X 16" blue fabric piece
  4. Cut (1) 14" X 10" piece of green fabric that resembles trees or green floral design
  5. Iron 12" X 9" fusible webbing to backside of fabric
  6. Cut (2) 18" X 16" pieces of green fabric that resembles trees or green floral design
  7. Cut (2) 7" X 14" pieces of green fabric that resembles grass
  8. Iron on fusible webbing on backside of fabric pieces
  9. Cut (1) 10" X 15" blue slate marble fabric piece
  10. Iron fusible tearaway on the backside of fabric piece

Directions

  1. Place the 16" X 18" blue fabric piece with the fusible tearaway in hoop. Hoop fabric so the 16" length goes horizontal in the hoop. *Because the design has alot of stitches, you may have better results by floating one piece of non fusible tearaway under the hoop.
  2. Embroidery the crane design.
  3. Remove embroidered fabric from hoop. Remove all stabilizer. Press.
  4. Trim embroidered fabric piece 13" X 16".


  5. Remove the fusible webbing and cut a piece of the green floral print and fuse to the embroidered blue fabric as illustrated. Trim the excess fabric from the sides.

  6. Set the machine to do the scallop stitch. Run the scallop stitch covering the raw edge of the floral green fabric.
  7. Cut the two pieces of green fabric resembling grass as illustrated.

  8. Cut the pieces so it looks like blades of grass as illustrated.

  9. Remove fusible web and fuse the grass fabric blades by layering both pieces to the bottom of the embroidered piece as illustrated.

  10. Cut the top portion of the embroidered piece as illustrated.

  11. Using the embroidered blue fabric piece as a pattern guide, cut one out of the remaining piece of blue fabric, and two pieces out of the green floral print.
  12. Sew the two blue pieces together at bottom, right sides together. Sew the sides. Press.
  13. Sew the two green floral print pieces together at bottom, right sides together. Sew the sides together, leaving a 4" opening on one side. Press.
  14. Turn embroidered blue piece inside out.
  15. Turn the floral lining right side out.
  16. Place the lining inside the embroidered blue fabric piece. The right sides should be together inside the tote. Pin in place.
  17. Sew the top seams together all around the tote bag, including the extended top piece.
  18. Turn inside out. Press. Sew opening by hand.
  19. Turn the extended fabric piece on top of bag and fold towards inside of purse so the top is straight.

  20. Place handle under the extended piece and stitch the extended fabric piece to the lining of the tote.

 

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Compatible Machines

  • XL-6000 QUANTUM®
  • CE-100 | FUTURA™
  • XL-150 | Quantum®
  • CE-200 | FUTURA™