Stencil a Statement Tote
All levels | 28 min 15 sec
Stencil a Statement Tote
Make a bold statement without saying a word by customizing a favorite tote bag. Lesley Ware - maker, author, and fashion-as-self-care-advocate - was inspired by the signs she created to express herself in her office. In this class she teaches you how to turn your tote bags into signs in order to to share your favorite quotes and thoughts everywhere you go. It's a fun way to speak up with fashion. Learn how to paint words with stencils, embellish your bag with patches, and even replace the bag straps with some hand-sewing to make your statement tote really stand out.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Fabric tote bag
A dull pencil
Fabric or permanant marker - Lesley uses a Sharpie
Masking tape
Cardboard the same size as your tote bag
  • Colorful strapping (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Customize a tote bag with a quote
  • Paint with stencils
  • Embellish with patches
  • Replace bag straps using the back stitch
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Class Reviews
55 users recommended this class to a friend
Jenn N
I think (?) this class is geared towards children and I think it's a really good class for kids to make their own statement tote. The design itself is easily improved upon for an adult's tote that maybe needs a little more care in designing. I love her idea to change out the straps of the tote to really make it unique. Plus, the kitty-bomb (Miles) was delightful!
February 22, 2023
Kathy M
Seems like a lot of work, but the final product is cute and I love this presenter. Thanks!
More than 3 months ago
L. Gwen Jackson
I have all the materials to make this bag my own. Thanks for sharing.
More than 3 months ago