Plastic Canvas Flowered Beach Tote

Plastic Canvas Beach Tote

What You'll Need:

3 Sheets Coral Plastic Canvas
1 Sheet Sea Glass Blue Plastic Canvas
Royal Paracording
Turquoise Paracording
Flower Embellishments
Cream or White Acrylic Paint
Sponge Dauber
Hot Glue
Newspaper or Scrap Paper

Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes

How to Make a Plastic Canvas Flowered Beach Tote

No sunny day at the pool or beach is complete without this Plastic Canvas Flowered Beach Tote! Use our color suggestions, or create yours with your favorite brightly colored canvas. And don't worry if it gets wet, the plastic canvas simply wipes dry. Use it to carry all of your summertime necessities.
  • 1 Stencil canvas

    Spread newspaper onto work surface. Lay coral plastic canvas sheet down and arrange stencil onto canvas as desired. Use sponge dauber to apply paint onto stencil. Carefully lift stencil and remove. Let paint dry completely.

  • 2 Cut bottom & sides

    Cut a section of the blue canvas 27 squares, or approximately 4 1/8" wide, for the bottom of the tote. Cut 2 sections of the coral canvas in the same size for the sides.

  • 3 Whipstitch together

    Cut 1 yd. turquoise cording. Stack the blue bottom and a coral side piece together and whipstitch the first end together. Stack the other coral side piece onto the blue and whipstitch.

  • 4 Continue stitching

    Open the coral side flaps and align the blue bottom edge with a coral canvas sheet. Cut a 2 yd. section of turquoise cording and whipstitch edges together. Align a side with the coral canvas and continue to whipstitch the edges together. Repeat with the other side.

  • 5 Repeat with stenciled canvas

    Repeat Step 4 with the stenciled canvas, making sure that the stencil pattern is on the outside.

  • 6 Whipstitch top edge

    Cut 3 yds. royal cording and whipstitch along the top edge of the tote.

  • 7 Stitch handles

    Cut 2 sections of the blue canvas 6 squares, or approximately 1" down for the handle. Stitch in place with royal cording. Repeat on opposite side with other handle.

  • 8 Add embellishments

    Arrange and glue flowers onto the front of the tote.