DIY Paint Splattered Patriotic Tote Bag

Hello everyone! I’m happy to be sharing with you this super fun painted splattered Patriotic Tote Bag that I made for my June Silhouette Challenge woot! It was fun indeed to make. I love painting fabric, remember my Em’s and Mommy Coordinated Aprons? It was fun painting Chef and Sous Chef =D.

DIY Paint Splattered Patriotic Tote Bag

DIY Paint Splattered Patriotic Tote Bag Tutorial

This patriotic tote bag is easy to make but it takes some time to be ready. The result is pretty good though! The funny thing is that I end up making an American patriotic project because I didn’t’ read the whole instructions LOL. I could have done something from Venezuela where I lived most of my life of Brazil where I actually was born Haha.
Aaaaniway I enjoy lots making this patriotic tote bag and I actually use it often hope you like it too.

So, Ready to check this Patriotic Tote Bag out???

What you need:

  • Fabric paint {I used red and blue}
  • White fabric {2 pieces 40 x 60 cm}
  • White fabric {1 piece 80 x 16 cm}
  • Patterned fabric {2 Pieces 40 x 60 cm}
  • Patterned fabric {1 piece 30 x 15 cm}
  • White felt {2 Pieces 40 x 60 cm}
  • Old toothbrush
  • Vinyl or freezer paper stars.
  • 1 white small button
  • 1 Big button {I used blue}
  •  About 10 cm of elastic cord.

I made some starts on my Silhouette studio {app} and filled the whole area {did you know that now you set one image and it can fill horizontally and vertically? wow}. Then I cut it on my Cameo using freezer paper. I remove all the paper leaving only the stars and using one of the 40 x 60 white fabric I placed and ironed the stars on it.


Then I protected a table with paper and using a plastic surface I placed the star masked fabric there and secure it with small pieces of tape. I deluded the paint with some water, just a few drops to make it a bit thin. With the toothbrush I started splatting the paint on half of the fabric with blue and the other half with red.


 I left it dry for a couple of hours and then removed the stars carefully. Tadaaa! The paint is done!


Now to the tote bag.

I put together one piece of 40 x 60 white fabric with one piece of felt. Then I put them together with white fabric {including painted one} facing each other. I stitched around 2 long sides and one short side leaving one short side open.

Then I pinched bottom corner together as in image bellow {step 11-12}. I measured 6 cm from the corner and marked on both sides and stitched. I cut the triangle leaving a seam allowance of 1 cm. Turned it over.


Folded the 80 x 16 cm fabric in half longwise, stitched the long side and turned it inside out. I placed and pinned in place each end of the strip to the sides of the tote bag on the right side. To make inside pockets I hemmed one long side of the 30 x 15 pattered fabric and placed it on top of the right side of one of the 40 x 60 cm pattered fabric. Stitched it around sides and bottom. I also stitched about 10 cm from one edge to make a phone pocket. Repeated the steps 9 to 12 with the patterned fabric.


I sewed the white and patterned fabric together. I placed white fabric {with felt} inside the patterned fabric right sides together. I stitched around top bag leaving 1 cm  seam allowance leaving 6-8 cm opening for turning bag. Turned the bag inside out and pushed patterned side inside the bag. Stitched all the way around the top of the bag. This closed up the opening I used to turning. At this point the bag is almost done.  Then on the back of the bag I stitched a button with the elastic cord. I just folded the elastic in half, made a knot on the end and in the middle.


On the front side of the bag {the painted one} I stitched the big blue button and placed around the elastic. 

Tadaaaaaaaaa =D The patriotic tote bag is ready to rock… I just love it!!!! My dad even helped me with some awesome pictures while using it! Fun, fun, fun and hot, hot, hot… the temperature was almost 40 degrees Celsius. Check them out!


What do you think guys??? Do you like this cute and fun patriotic tote bag??? Have you painted something with toothbrush????

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Monogrammed Patriotic Serving TrayCaptain American RomperPatriotic Burlap Stars (Pottery Barn Knockoff)Patriotic Onesie {Plus Free Cut File}Patriotic Shirts with Layered Heat Transfer VinylDIY Patriotic Tote BagRed, White & Blue - Patriotic DecorationsHow To Create DIY Temporary TattoosMade in AmericaFreezer Paper July 4th ShirtsRed, White, and Blue Paper Star LanternsFourth of July Rustic FlagPaper Sparklers Pretty Patriotic PillowNautical Star Burlap Banner: Stencil Material TutorialPatriotic Map ArtWooden Fire Crackers; July Silhouette ChallengeDIY Chalkboard and Vinyl World MapLet's Talk about Red White and Blue!DIY 4th of July Baby OutfitHow To Make A Pinwheel {+ Free Template}Patriotic Nail ArtStar JewelryVinyl on Wood BlocksLand That I LoveRed, White, and Blue Patriotic PlacematsDIY Paint Splattered Patriotic Tote BagPatriotic Mason Jar Candle Holders

1. Our Rosey Life // 2. My Mom Made That // 3. The Kim Six Fix // 4. Create & Babble // 5. The Frill of Life // 6. My Paper Craze // 7. Kate’s Paper Creations // 8. Simply Kelly Designs // 9. Dragonfly & Lily Pads // 10. Mama Sonshine // 11. Lil Mrs. Tori // 12. Tried & True // 13. It Happens in a Blink // 14. McCall Manor // 15. The Thinking Closet // 16. unOriginal Mom // 17. Sowdering About // 18. Weekend Craft // 19. The Outlandish Momma // 20. Adventures in All Things Food // 21. Practically Functional // 22. Silhouette School // 23. Please Excuse My Craftermath… // 24. Ginger Snap Craft // 25. Pineapples And Pinecones // 26. Black and White Obsession // 27. TitiCrafty // 28. Architecture of a Mom //

Till Next time!


36 Comments on " DIY Paint Splattered Patriotic Tote Bag "

    1. Camila

      Yayyyyyy how awesomeee!!! Thanks so much for the feature!!!

  1. Camila

    What a fun creative idea! Thanks again for linking up with us!

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much, glad you like it and glad you stopped by!

  2. Camila

    I love how this came out! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Friday Frenzy!

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much Danielle! Happy to have you visiting!

  3. Camila

    Very cute bag AND model! Pinned. Thank you so much for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    1. Camila

      Awwww thanks so much for including me on the compliment =D!!! I’m glad you like my bag it was so much fun to make and to take pictures LOL!!!

  4. Camila

    This is awesome! You got a new follower on bloglovin :)

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much Kayla! Glad you like it!

  5. Camila

    love this!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. Pinned!! and featured on facebook ♥

  6. Camila

    I love it! I was looking for some “do it yourself” bags to make to use for grocery shopping and other such things! This is a project the whole family could get a piece of. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Camila

      Woot! That would be so much fun if everyone get involved! Would love to see your bag!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much, glad you like it!

    1. Camila

      I’m super happy to inspire! this bag is easy to make and the painting is super fun! ou should definitely try!

  7. Camila

    That is so pretty. I love the splatter look. Very cool .Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

    1. Camila

      woot! thanks so much! Love having you visiting! XOXO

  8. Camila

    Wow, I love this tote! Great idea!

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much! =D

  9. Camila

    Totally awesome! Love this bag and love the technique (toothbrush!) you used to make it. Thanks for sharing with us!

    1. Camila

      I’m so glad you like it! It was so fun to make! Thanks for stop and visit!

  10. Camila

    I love your bag with splatters of red and blue.. The stars are cute but the attention to detail making the bag and lining is very well done.
    SC Love,,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & lily Pads

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much Karen, I’m so glad that you like this bag LOL was lots of fun to make!

  11. Camila

    That is so cute.. and I love how it is subtle… yet CRAZY. What a great project.

    1. Camila

      Woot! That’s great to read! LOL… I love the crazy look of the splatters! Thanks so much for stopping by!

  12. Camila

    Very cute! Love the splatter effect!

    1. Camila

      Thanks so much Kerri! Glad you like it! =D

    1. Camila

      Oh yeah definitely! and it was so fun to make too! Thanks so much for stopping by!

    1. Camila

      Yayyy Thanks so much Jessi! HAha that button was a touch at the last minute but I really love it… glad you like it too!

  13. Camila

    You thought of everything!! Not only am I digging the splattered star look, but those pockets and the patterned fabric on the inside are absolutely perfectl!!

    Hopping through all the drool-worthy silhouette projects is totally my favorite part of Silhouette Challenge day!! Off to go pin away!!

    1. Camila

      Awwww Thansk Trisha haha these are the sweetest words ever! Thanks so much, I’m glad you like it! Lot’s of fun!

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