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I have made a cream tote bag with pink spotted lining and blue edging and straps. I have hand appliqued the design: "Share a Smile" and the flower and butterfly shapes to the bag with embroidery thread. I chose the materials for their colours, spots and flowers so creating a warm and peaceful feel to the design. I love sparkly things, so I have added sequins to the design to capture and reflect the light. 


Measurements (approx):

Height: 49 cm

width: 45 cm

Straps: 35 cm

Share a Smile hand sewn applique tote bag


All my designs are one of a kind using applique and embroidery. They are hand crafted and take many hours to complete. I use a variety of materials, mostly cotton and polycotton and I repurpose some of the patterned materials within the designs. The embellishments and embroidery thread are new.

Personalisation: If you like my designs but want something more personal, I can work with you to create the design you want within your budget. Please email me.

Uses for the bags

The obvious use is for shopping but I have other ideas.

Clothes storage: Use the bag to store pyjamas or a nightie or other more personal items. The bag can then be placed on a shelf or in a drawer ready to be easily brought out and placed on the bed or in luggage.

Treasures or trinkets: I have made one for each of my children and they store the items from their last day at school.

Photos/ Photo album storage.

Christening gown storage.