Monday, February 22, 2010


While surfing the web found a new techique for using my Big Shot, knew that you could cut fabric with it but had not tried it, but take a look at the results.

Last year I had up my old jeans to make a quilt and had cut 9 x 9 squares and couldn't part with other scraps so they were cut into 4 x 4 squares. Have seem alot of rag totes, and the light finally came onto make a tote using the smaller squares. Can't believe I actually had all the supplies to put this bag together, didn't have to go shopping.

The flowers were made using the flower die cut from Spellbinders. The die cut has three sizes, used all three. Each flower is three layers, fabric, batting and fabric once again. This was so easy as all three layers were cut at one time. I did use a glue stick to put the fabric together before putting through the Big Shot, it made it easier to do the stitching around the edges of the flower so they didn't slip. Built up the flower using all three sizes. The center of the flower is double face satin ribbon with a double knot.

The finishing touch was the leaves which are loops of ribbon. Hopefully your can see the detail of the centers and leaves with this photo. Also here is a video of how the flowers were made, they show sizzix diecuts, but you can also use Spellbinders.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope that this will be helpful if you want to make the flowers. Have a crafty day.


  1. Fantastic! If I tried this, we wouldn't be calling them "squares". So I appreciate your artistic ability. Love the flowers!

  2. Excellent! What a fantastic idea and a lovely result!

  3. Love this bag looks fabulous.


  4. That's excellent!!! Fab job & sooo pretty :o)x

  5. It's a great video, Sue, and a stunning finished project,

    Lucy x

  6. Absolutely love your bag. It makes me want to make some bags. Love you, Sis



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