English Paper Piecing Tote Bag

Embark on a Creative Journey with our English Paper Piecing Tote Bag Craft Kit – Perfect for Starting the New Year! (Posted January 2024)

Are you ready to usher in the new year with a burst of creativity?

Embrace the fusion of traditional English paper piecing and contemporary design as you embark on the journey of crafting your very own appliqued tote bag that seamlessly combines style and functionality.

Crafting is not just a hobby; it's a journey of self-expression and joy, and this craft kit is designed to take you on that delightful journey. 


If you've bought this project, you'll find your tutorial video below (the password is on the front of the printed instructions in your box!)


English paper piecing is a method of patchwork which originated in England in the 1770s where fabric is wrapped around fabric shapes made of thin paper cardboard or heavy paper.

Once the shapes are wrapped and ready, the sewer will hand sew the shapes together one at a time until the shapes become an intricate design. The paper or cardboard is removed once the shape has been sewn to another shape on all sides. 

Inside your box you'll discover the following essentials waiting to spark your creativity:

  • White Canvas Tote Bag 
  • 2 x Sewing Needles
  • 3 x A4 Paper Piecing Design Templates
  • White Sewing Thread
  • Jade, Navy, Light Grey, and Royal Blue Fabric Pieces

You'll also have your handy step-by-step photo instructions and online video tutorial to navigate the crafting process with ease.

You'll just need:

  • Scissors 
  • Pencil 
  • Sewing pins (optional) 
  • Iron (optional) 

For those moments when you're in need of some extra inspiration, we're including three beautiful postcards that will fuel your creative fire and make a stunning addition to your pinboard.

Crafting Your English Paper Piecing Tote Bag

Imagine the joy of carrying a tote bag that's not just functional but also a piece of your own creation. 

The provided diamond paper templates you'll cut out your shapes from your fabric, you'll arrange three of your diamonds to form a block motif and use whipstitch to secure them.

Then you can explore different shapes and embellishments to decorate the other side of your bag if you wish.

Mix and match the Jade, Navy, Light Grey, and Royal Blue fabrics to add a burst of colour and personality to your tote.

The white canvas bag is your blank canvas, and your creativity is the only limit. Whether you prefer geometric patterns, floral designs, or abstract shapes, this kit empowers you to craft a tote bag that reflects your unique style.

Subscribe to join us today, and let the crafting magic unfold!

Orders Close at midnight on the 31st December and will be posted on January 8th, making it the perfect project to kickstart the new year with a creative bang!

This new year, let's craft memories, express ourselves, and make every day a little more beautiful. Subscribe now and embark on a crafting adventure that's as unique as you are!


Orders for this kit have now closed but read on to learn more about subscribing and joining us for the future projects.

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