I purchased this tote while I was in Panama City at the Hobby Lobby and didn’t quite know what I was going to do with it until a few days ago. I remembered a design I’d seen over on Embroidery library and I thought it might work with the bag pattern.
The bag pre-transformation
The bag is a burlap material with a damask design stenciled on top. The design worried me because I wasn’t sure how an embroidered piece would show up on it. I decided to go for it anyway. I didn’t want something like just my initials.
The way my embroidery machine works I have to turn a tote inside out, stick it over the top of the machine and under the needle. I didn’t hoop this one because it was so thick. I hooped my stabilizer (3 layers of tearaway) and clipped the tote to the hoop. It worked really, really nicely!