Hand-Stamped Tote Bag with Leather Handles
Intermediate | 27 min 53 sec
Hand-Stamped Tote Bag
Make Stamps and Print Fabric
Sew Tote Bag
This adorable handbag is the ultimate personalized accessory. Printmaker and surface designer, Jen Hewett, shows you how to create simple stamps and print custom fabric. She then shows you how easy it is to sew a tote using your hand-stamped fabric. French seams and riveted leather handles create a professional finishing touch. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
For fabric stamping:
  • 2 pieces prewashed medium-weight fabric cut to 13” x 19” (Jen uses linen or linen-cotton blend)
  • Fabric paint in 2 colors
  • Super Glue
  • 2 small paint rollers
  • Inking plate or other non-porous surface
  • 2 pieces 4” x 6” soft rubber stamp material, for carving
  • 4 wood blocks, approximately 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Utility blade
  • Cutting mat
  • Quilt batting at least 13” x 19”, for a cushioned printing surface
  • Quilting ruler
  • Pencil
    For sewing:
  • 2 leather straps, each 25” x ½” (or sized to your preference)
  • 8 rivets with caps (9mm or 10mm)
  • Hammer
  • Leather hole punch
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron
  • Ironing surface
  • Thread
  • Snips
  • Pins
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
Learn how to:
  • Create a simple stamp and attach to wood block
  • Print on fabric using stamps
  • Sew bag using French seams
  • Attach leather handles using rivets 
What you'll get:
  • Instructions on how to create a simple stamp, print custom fabric and how to sew a very cute tote
  • 3 HD video lessons you can access online anywhere, anytime
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Jen Hewett
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Beverly Hilbert
Going for supplies!!
More than 3 months ago
Kathy Tamai
Great project! Relatively simple with a nice, clean finish. Beautiful! Thanks, Jen!
More than 3 months ago
Marcia Daly
Delightfully taught, Jen. It's so easy and doable. I already have an idea to make pillow cases. Yummy!!!
More than 3 months ago