DIY Craft - Silhouette Tote
Keep your dog—or at least his image—with you at all times, and show everyone just how cute he is; adorn a bag with a silhouette of his profile. The Ultrasuede fabric used here doesn’t fray, so it’s simple to work with, and twill tape, used for the collar and leash, is easy to shape.
Tools and Materials
• Photograph of your dog’s profile
• Ultrasuede fabric
• Fabric pen
• Fabric scissors
• Craft glue
• Natural-canvas tote bag (the one pictured is from ecobags.com)
• Twill tape
Photocopy picture, enlarging so that your dog’s image is about two-thirds the height of the bag; cut out along your dog’s outline.
Lay photo cutout, face up, on front of fabric, and trace with fabric pen. Cut out. Flip fabric silhouette.
Apply glue to dog’s head. Position silhouette, glue side down, on bag; press to adhere. Apply glue to the rest of the back of the silhouette in sections, pressing and smoothing out as you work.
Cut a length of twill tape slightly longer than needed to form a collar and leash. Apply glue to one side of the twill tape in sections; position tape on the dog, starting with the back of the dog’s neck and curving the tape to mimic a collar. At front of the dog’s neck, tuck tape slightly under the fabric. This will make it easier to pivot the tape upward for the leash. Continue gluing and positioning tape for the leash. Let dry and you’re done!