Locker Hooking a Confetti Tote Bag with Hand-Dyed Fabric

August 10, 2016

colorcrazy locker hooking

I’ve been wanting to create an easy to locker hook pattern for a confetti tote bag. I locker hooked one for my Mom that was so easy, I decided to create some kits.

Confetti Tote Bag

Created with Hand-Dyed Fabric & Jute Twine

The confetti tote bag is a simple locker hooked design that is fun and vibrant, and it’s casual enough to use anytime. The hand-dyed colors are great combinations and work well with denim and casual attire. The kits for these with all materials and instructions are available from, $44. You can also download the Confetti Tote pattern and there’s a video with locker hooking tips on the site. They’re available in 4 different color combos.

Confetti Totes: Multi, Aqua/Multi, Red, Blue

This is an easy to follow pattern that you finish quickly because it’s locker hooked on 3.75 mesh canvas, . The colored twine in this pattern is doubled up when pulling up loops and is easy to locker hook.  Below I share a few easy steps. The Tote Bag tips video is a must if you’ve never assembled or worked with twine.

Tote bag is locker hooked in the round by overlapping edges. Assemble bottom to body with fabric strips. Sew a simple lining and attach with glue. Watch the video on tips.

Creating the Confetti Tote Bag

Step 1: Locker hook tote bag body working in the round following pattern. Use a clamp to hold canvas together if needed as you work. Locker hook bottom and sew in tails.

Confetti Tote in Aqua Multi

Step 2: Finish top edge with ribbon and tapestry needle.

Step 3: Attach handle with twine and tapestry needle. Watch the video on tips!

Step 4: Sew a lining and attach per pattern.  There’s an online tutorial that covers this well at Future Girl. Just use the totebag’s measurements and a fusible interface lining if needed. Stay tuned for a post on sewing a lining.

Sounds simple and it is. Just take your time. Loops need to be a minimum of 1/4″ – 3/8″ in height and the twine loops are pulled up by doubling up and pulling two at a time. Twine loops must be a bit higher than the fabric to accent nicely.  Download the pattern and create your own, or buy the kit in your favorite color combo. Happy Hooking!


Use Facebook to Comment on this Post

The post Locker Hooking a Confetti Tote Bag with Hand-Dyed Fabric appeared first on Color Crazy.

Also in Color Crazy Blog

New Rug Canvas Arrives at Color Crazy

January 22, 2018

colorcrazy locker hooking

I have to admit I panicked. Late last year, rug canvas was no where to be found in the U.S. The only supplier of wholesale canvas had decided to close their doors and I was in the middle of some new designs. Rug canvas is an essential component for my work and the kits I...

The post New Rug Canvas Arrives at Color Crazy appeared first on Color Crazy.

View full article →

Floral Designs for Hooking & Stitching

December 01, 2017

colorcrazy locker hooking

When I discovered that locker hooking as a needle craft, was the perfect technique for creating flower textures, I knew I had to get creative and produce some super colorful and textural designs. I always admired the texture you can achieve with traditional rug hooking using a latch hook, and beautiful embroidered florals. Turns out...

The post Floral Designs for Hooking & Stitching appeared first on Color Crazy.

View full article →

Locker Hook a Spring Garden Bouquet

May 03, 2017

colorcrazy locker hooking

I love the colors of spring and the vibrant energy in the garden when everything is blooming. There’s so much to choose from for inspiration. So of course it took me forever to decide on the Spring design for this series of Garden Panels. I started out with a completely different design and must have...

The post Locker Hook a Spring Garden Bouquet appeared first on Color Crazy.

View full article →