Country Garden Tote Bag Kit


This kit gives you everything you need to make the Country Garden Tote Bag featuring stylised flowers and grasses. Use the templates to create your unique bag in fabric and stitch! This kit is ideal for those who are new to free motion embroidery, and also those who want to improve their technique.

The finished bag measures 42cm (diameter) by 34cm (height). It is lined and has a gusset which makes it the perfect size for your shopping. Make the handles as long or as short as you like. For best results the design should be completed using free-motion embroidery (drawing with the sewing machine) - full instructions provided. 

You will also need to have the 'extras' listed below. I recommend the Gutterman Sew All thread in black which is available to purchase with any kit. Tick the box below to add it to your order. It's a really good quality thread that is very easy to sew with.

What’s in the box?

Six contemporary patchwork fabric squares 

High quality cream canvas for the bag

High quality grey fabric for the gusset and handles

Lining fabric

Templates of all shapes

Transfer adhesive paper

Full colour instructions and

Jo’s free-motion embroidery tips

Extras you will need to have:

A sewing machine and darning foot

Scissors for cutting fabric and thread

Black sewing thread (good quality) for free motion embroidery

Cream thread for stitching the bag 

An iron

Disappearing pen (such as a Frixion pen which fades after ironing)

Optional - A 7” or 8” embroidery hoop, no deeper than 1cm

Good to know:

Your finished tote bag should be spot cleaned for best results. It is not intended to be washed but can be hand washed, although the canvas will crease during washing and the creases will be difficult to iron out.

The finished dimensions of the bag are 42cm (width) by 34cm (height).

This project will take approximately 3-6 hours to complete.

You will have a small strip of canvas fabric left over which is perfect for practising on before you create your bag.

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Add your photos to Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Use the hashtag #johilltextiles and #MakeItByJoHill so we can find you and see your creations!

This kit is not suitable for young children. Purchase of the kit does not transfer ownership of any or all of the design. The range of Make It by Jo Hill kits are designed for the home sewist to keep or give away as gifts and are not permitted to be made and sold on.

If you are new to the exciting art of free motion embroidery you could join me for a free-motion embroidery workshop where you'll create a unique textile piece inspired by British wildlife, in a friendly and encouraging environment.

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