No-Sew Ruffled Lace Canvas Tote. Create a beautiful faux lace canvas tote. The lace is created using regular fabric.
I am excited to tell you I have been chosen to participate in Cricut Design Space Star! It is a monthly competition among your favorite bloggers. Each month has a different design category and each team will choose a particular theme. For our first project, we had to create a fashion or gear design with the theme of lace.
Once our team decided on a theme, I had an idea of what I wanted to make. I wanted to cut “lace” from fabric on my Cricut Explore™. I would then use these lace fabric pieces to create a no-sew ruffled lace canvas tote.
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How to Make a No-Sew Ruffle Lace Canvas Tote
- Canvas Tote
- Cotton Fabric, various colors
- Heat ‘n Bond Ultrabond Iron-on Adhesive
- Iron and ironing board
- Cricut Machine
- Cricut Tools Scraper
- 12×24 Cutting Mat
- Straight Pins
Cut a strip of cotton fabric 3″ wide and 20″ long. Cut a piece of interfacing the same size. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to adhere the Heat ‘n Bond to the wrong side of your fabric. Allow fabric to cool.
Peel off the paper backing.
Note: I tried several types of fusible interfacing/iron-on adhesive and the Heat ‘n Bond Ultrahold was the only one that allowed me to get the precise cuts I needed without fraying or pulling up from the mat.
Place fabric on a 12″ x 24″ cutting mat. Smooth it down with a scraper or brayer. This will make sure you have a good bond between the mat and the fabric.
Cut Fabric with Cricut Machine
Cricut Design Space File: Ruffled Lace Canvas Tote
Load the mat and then hit the ‘Go’ button on your Cricut machine. Each strip of lace took approximately 10 minutes for the Cricut to cut it out.
Peel the fabric from the mat. I found it easiest to peel off the outside edge first.
Then, flip your mat over and peel the mat off the fabric, rather than the fabric from the mat. This will prevent your fabric from curling up at the edges.
Scrape off all the extra little fabric pieces from your mat.
Repeat the above steps for your additional pieces of fabric.
Iron Fabric on to Tote
Now you are going to create your ruffle. Start by pinning the bottom piece of lace on your bag. Find the middle of your lace and pin it to the middle of the width of your bag (I just eyeballed it).
Now pin each edge of your lace to either end of your bag.
Start on one side and find the middle of your lace again between the endpin and the middle pin. Use another pin to mark the middle of that section.
Lastly, add two more pins to divide the lace again. The pictures do a better job of explaining what do to.
Basically, we are trying to evenly divide the fabric across the bag to be able to create a ruffled look. You can see the order in which you place the pins in the following picture. Each time you add a pin, find the middle of that section of the tote as well as the middle of that section of the lace and pin.
Start ironing just the top edge (about 1/4″) to your canvas tote. I removed one pin at a time, gathered the fabric with a couple of puckers, and ironed it down. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You are simply trying to create a ruffled look with the lace.
Continue removing one pin at a time and ironing that small section according to the manufacturer’s directions until you reach the end. I held my iron over each spot for about 6 – 8 seconds.
Start with the bottom ruffle and work your way up repeating the above steps until you have all of your ruffled pieces attached.
Cricut Design Space Stars – Lace Projects
You can see how versatile the Cricut Explore really is. Check out my amazing team’s lace projects!
- Leather Cut Out Clutch by Sewbon
- Lace Workout Tank by Among the Young
- Ombre Lace Ruffle Skirt by Handmade in the Heartland
- Leather Lace Slouchy Tote by Hideous, Dreadful, Stinky
- Geometric Lace Jewelry by The Country Chic Cottage
- Gold Leather Baby Shoes by Brooklyn Berry Designs
- Lingerie Travel Bag by Stuffed Suitcase
- DIY Lace-Cut Gold Leather Cuff by The Project Girl
- Gear Statement Necklace by Freebies2Deals
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