Finished size: 11"× 12"
Appliqués, such as these little toadstools, are quick
and fun to do with fused plastic. Plastic shapes fuse
easily to this tote, and there are no edges to unravel.
Ribbon trim and a little stitching give it a clean,
the large and small toadstool tops out of a scrap of
Target-print fused plastic and the toadstool stems
out of a second color (like the red I used).
As shown in Figure D, place the appliqué shapes
onto the right side of the large rectangle, about
4" below the top of the hemmed edge. Cover with
parchment paper and fuse into place. Keep the
1. MEASURE AND CUT.
Using a ruler, mark a rectangle on your fused bags
measuring 13"× 30". Cut it out with scissors.
NOTE: Do not overheat, as this may cause additional
4. STITCH YOUR APPLIQUÉS.
2. HEM THE TOP EDGES. To add grass below the toadstools, randomly
Place the rectangle, right (brown) side up, onto your straight-stitch forward and in reverse, pivoting at the
work surface. Starting at one of the short ends, fold top and bottom of the blades of grass (Figure E).
up a 2" hem toward the right side. Make a crease
with your fingers, then pin the hem. Topstitch
from the edge (Figure C). Repeat for the other short
end of the rectangle.
3. CUT AND FUSE YOUR APPLIQUÉS.
Using the templates provided online, trace and cut
5. SEAM THE SIDES.
Fold the rectangle right sides together, matching hemmed edges at the top. Pin the sides and
straight-stitch, using a ¼" seam allowance, from
top to fold. With a pen, mark the bottom fold near
each corner to designate the bottom of the bag.