Fabric Crafting: Dyed Doily and Yo-Yo Tote Bag

If there is one thing I think I can never have too many of it’s fabric tote bags. One for the library, pool, several different grab-and-go craft projects and of course, reusable shopping bags.

Oh, and one more thing I can never have too many of is flowers. So why not combine the idea of flowers AND a fabric tote bag?

Here’s a little secret… you don’t even really have to do that much stitching. Bonus!



First, wash the doilies to remove the sizing and dye according to package directions. Let dry, then iron flat.

Attach doilies to the fabric tote bag in the desired pattern and either stitch in place or adhere with Fabri-Tac.

Now you have flowers, and flowers need centers.

Create centers for the doily “flowers” by making several yo-yos using the Clover Yo-Yo Maker.

Stitch or glue the yo-yos in place to create the flower centers.

An easy way to use up leftover tie dye and fabric crafting supplies.

About Vicki

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  1. […] created this Dyed Doily and Yo-Yo Tote Bag for the Consumer Crafts sponsored blog Crafts Unleashed. You’ll be seeing this tote again in […]

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