Stencil a Statement Tote
Beginner | 28 min 15 sec
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
53 users recommended this class to a friend
Kathy M
Seems like a lot of work, but the final product is cute and I love this presenter. Thanks!
November 25, 2022
L. Gwen Jackson
I have all the materials to make this bag my own. Thanks for sharing.
More than 3 months ago
Karen Simily
I am always looking for useful, practical, and creative ideas, so thank you for sharing!
More than 3 months ago