It's farmer's market season again--time to stock up on the fresh fruits and veggies our local farmers grow. I bring this canvas tote along to carry the zucchinis, carrots, beets, and greens I buy.
The vegetable shapes are cut from wool-blend felt sheets and appliqued to a felt background panel. Simple embroidery stitches--backstitch, split stitch, French knots, satin stitch, and straight stitch--add color and texture to the veggies. If you're intimidated by this project, don't be--it's easier than it looks. I purchased the canvas tote ready-made at Michael's and just sewed the appliqued panel to it.
This design was originally published in the 2015 Garden Issue of Craft Ideas magazine. Click here to go to the instructions on the Craft Ideas website. You'll find a link to the patterns there too.