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Cutwork Tote Bag

| Fabric Craft > Other Fabric Crafts

By Hobby Ideas

Difficulty Level Expert

This cutwork technique achieved by burning the fabric using incence stick gives a wonderful layered effect in the design, Seal the edges with 3d outliners to enhance it further.



how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Cutwork Tote Bag - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Draw a woman (Influenced by Jemini Roys painting ) on an A4 sized drawing paper
You may draw another picture of a woman of your choice

STEP 2:-

Cutwork Tote Bag - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Trace the drawing on the white polycot fabric measuring 10 x 13.5” in size using a carbon paper

STEP 3:-

Cutwork Tote Bag - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Paint the woman's face (skin tone) by mixing Acrylic Colours - White, Golden Yellow and a dash of Orange
Paint the hair, features and the jewellery using Acrylic Colours - Crimson , Black, Pearl Metallic Colour – Gold

STEP 4:-

Cutwork Tote Bag - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Create a cutwork pattern on the pallu of the saree by burning the design using an incense stick

STEP 5:-

Cutwork Tote Bag - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Stick red and purple polycot fabric pieces on the rear side of the design for the backing
Stick these fabric using Fevicryl Fabric Glue

STEP 6:-

Cutwork Tote Bag - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

Outline the cutwork design with 3D Cone Outliner Pearl Metallic – Gold
Let it dry
Decorate the jewellery by sticking ornamental stones using Fevicryl Fabric Glue

STEP 7:-

Cutwork Tote Bag - Step 7 | Hobbyideas

Take a thick black cotton fabric of size 60” x 13”
Fold it half vertically
Fold the edges of the bag inwards and stick them together using Fevicryl Fabric Glue

STEP 8:-

Cutwork Tote Bag - Step 8 | Hobbyideas

Cut two strips of 3”x 25” from a black polycot fabric and 1”x 25” strip from the paper canvas, for the handle
Place the papaer canvas strip in the centre of the black fabric strip

STEP 9:-

Cutwork Tote Bag - Step 9 | Hobbyideas

Stick the black fabric around the paper canvas strip using Fevicryl Fabric Glue

STEP 10:-

Cutwork Tote Bag - Step 10 | Hobbyideas

Stick the handles on the bag using Fevicryl Fabric Glue

STEP 11:-

Cutwork Tote Bag - Step 11 | Hobbyideas

Arrange the design patch on the bag in the centre and stick it using Fevicryl Fabric Glue
Enhance the saree design by outlining the cutwork using 3D Cone Outliner Glitter - Gold

STEP 12:-

Cutwork Tote Bag - Step 12 | Hobbyideas

Take a red coloured lace

STEP 13:-

Cutwork Tote Bag - Step 13 | Hobbyideas

Stick the lace bordering the design patch using Fevicryl Fabric Glue and leave it to dry

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - White27, Golden Yellow 09, Orange 17, Crimson 04, Black 02, Fevicryl 3D Cone Outliner Pearl Metallic - Gold 352, Fevicryl 3D Non Sticky Glitter - Gold 401, Fevicryl Fabric Glue, Fine Art Brushes, Colour Palette, Water Container, A-4 sized White Paper, Yellow Carbon Paper, Polycot Fabric (White ¼ mt, Red- 1/5mt, Purple-1/5mt), Thick (cotton) Black fabric, Paper Canvas, 1.5 Meter Red Crochet Lace, Insence Sticks, Match Box, Assorted Ornamental Stones, Tailoring Chalk, Pencil, Ruler, Eraser, Scissors