Teddy Bear Tote Bag
I was asked to make a teddy bear tote bag for a little guy named Daniel. This bag is to hold a teddy bear and bear-themed books which he will receive for Christmas.
The fabric, iron-on teddy bear was made from a cut file called “Teddy Bear” (Design ID #3350) by Rivka Wilkins that I purchased in the Silhouette Store.
This was my first time cutting fabric with my Silhouette, and I was really impressed with how well the machine handled the job! I purchased Fabric Quarters (Light Brown, Brown, and Taupe) from Joann Fabrics. These are small, very light weight, flimsy pieces of cotton. I had watched a few YouTube videos on how to create iron-on, fabric die cuts, and it was recommended that the fabric be treated with a fabric stiffener first. I did not do this, and it did not seem to matter. After cutting scraps of each color to size and ironing out the creases (as best I could!), I ironed (on high heat) pieces of Pellon Wonder-Under Interfacing (#805) onto the backs of each piece. (I intended to buy Heat’n Bond since that is what was recommended on the videos, but they did not seem to have it; the Pellon Interfacing worked great!) Then, with a fabric blade in my Silhouette and the fabric setting chosen in the cut settings, I cut the fabric pretty much the same way you’d cut card stock. Once the pieces were cut, I removed the paper backing from the back of the interfacing and ironed them in layers and in place onto the bag.
Thanks for checking out my tote bag project!
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