My mum, who lived in Vienna when she was little, always remembers the first flowers that appeared after the winter snows…they were snowbells and they always stirred up the excitement that came with the beginning of spring. Here’s a simple to sew spring flower tote from felt that’s perfect for carrying all your nature finds or just a colourful reminder of what spring has in store.
What you need
Two 30cm X 25cm rectangles of purple felt
10cm X 10cm square of yellow felt
10cm X 10cm square of orange felt
10cm X 10cm square of pink felt
80cm X 3cm strip of purple felt
Green felt for leaves
Three ribbons for flower stems
What to do
Take one of the 30cm X 25cm purple rectangles and draw a line from one side of the rectangle to the other 5cm up from the base as shown above. This is the sewing line for the bottom of your tote. Position your flowers just above this sewing line…
…and pin and sew the flowers into place.
Now pin the purple rectangle with flowers on top of the second 30cm X 25cm rectangle of purple felt.
Position the ends of the 80cm X 3cm strip of purple felt between the two sides of the tote as shown above. Pin and sew them firmly into place.
Sew the front and back of the tote together along the sides and bottom.
Cut the margin of felt left at the bottom of the tote into fringes.
And remember to have lots of fun creating your flowers…I’ve used ribbons with different patterns for the stems and different stitches for the flower centres…
…I’ve even sewn some beads onto the centre of one of my flowers.
Have fun, Trixi