We have below an excellent FREE video AND tutorial showing you how to make a Patchwork Tote Bag with Couching.
So all you now have to do, once you have watched the video or read the tutorial, is to decide on which sixteen 5″ squares of fabric you want to use. You can pick them from your fabric scraps or purchase a brand of precut squares.
What is couching?
In embroidery, couching is a technique for attaching a length of thread to a base fabric by taking tiny stitches over it at regular intervals. The word couch comes from the French verb “coucher” which means to lay down, so it really applies to attaching just about anything (embroidery floss, thin cord, wool, or even ribbon) as long as it uses stitches over or on top.
What you will need to make the Patchwork Tote Bag with Couching:-
Sixteen 5″ squares of fabric – from your scraps or buy a charm pack
One piece of fabric (quilting cotton) for the backing and two pieces for the lining
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