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Sunprint gardening tote – free pattern

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Free sewing pattern.  Garden or craft tote bag.  Simple to make and even shows how you can dye your own fabric too.

This fascinating tutorial shows you not only how to sew this adorable gardening tote bag (or craft tote – lots of uses for this design), but also how to use the sun to print a design on your fabric. In this case a leaf design, but you can use anything to cast a shadow and create your own personal design.

The secret to printing your own fabric with the aid of sunshine – Inkodye! Available at JoAnn Fabrics and Amazon.  Check out this video to learn more about how you can dye fabric or even transfer cool photos to fabric using Inkodye.

Of course this product isn’t necessary to make this cool tote bag, it’s just an interesting add-on if you wanted to try your hand at creating your own organic fabric prints.

-1 yard of white duck cloth canvas
-3/4 yard of navy blue duck cloth canvas
-6 yards of navy blue double fold bias tape
-navy blue thread
-blue light sensitive dye & paint brush – Optional
-4 large brass snaps
-48″ of 1″ wide brown leather strap
-8 medium brass rivets

Find the bag pattern and tutorial here