Directions for Scripture Totes
Materials Needed:1. One somewhat sturdy or thicker PLACE MAT of your choice, :) (Ross, Kohl's, Targetand Big Lots and even Dollar Tree are great places to find some cute ones)2. Coordinating( 2)16 inches pieces of "gross grain" ribbon 1 ½" inch thick. Since itis for the handles it needs to be durable. Satin or sheer ribbon would not be a goodfit. OR you can also purchase wooden purse handles at a craft store for your handlesif you prefer.3. Matching thread the color of your bag for the handle stitch AND matching colorsfor the ribbon going around the front if you choose to do extra ribbon. If not puttingribbon on the front, you only need thread that is just the color of the place mat.4. Any flowers, Extra ribbon and fringe approx. 1 extra yard needed for around thefront of the tote, brooches, fringe or frilly stuff for schnazzing up your tote.5. Glue gun and fabric glue for your fringe.Instructions:1. Handles – Take one of the 16 inches pieces of "gross grain" ribbon 1 ½" inch wideand Measure about three inches from the side of your bag in towards the middleAND about 1 inch down from the top. Secure with a pin and repeat for the otherside.Make sure the ribbon is out of the way and that the material is flat. Sew aroundedge of ribbon in a square design or squiggles if you prefer. Repeat until you havedone all four handles. NOTE: If you are covering your square stitch with fringe, youdon’t have to make your stitch as neat because you will be covering it with the trim.