The UNIF Stitch Bag is done by using needlepoint made of yarn and plastic canvas. UNIF's Stitch Bag is inspired by a needlepoint kit from the '70s called Ecology Tote Bag by Columbia Minerva. Columbia Minerva Corporation is a company that published patterns from the '60s to the '80s.
Needlepoint: The original tote bag was made using needlepoint stitches that slant, called a tent stitch, to mimic tapestry. Needlepoint itself is mostly a US term, while other countries like the UK call it tapestry or canvas work. Needlepoint is either done on cotton canvas or plastic canvas.
Cross-stitch: Making the full X instead of the half stitch using plastic canvas. Both are fine.
Plastic canvas: Plastic canvas is a craft material of lightweight plastic with regularly spaced holes in imitation of embroidery canvas. Plastic canvas can break easily, especially when used as a bag. Keep in mind this should be for more decorative purposes. You can also consider combining all of the squares to be used as wall art instead. Just like an old tapestry!
Bulk yarn in multiple colors
Plastic canvas in 7-count 3 to 4 sheets or buy a pack of 10
Size 18 plastic canvas needles
Felt, scissors, glue
You can contact me if you need a custom CROSS STITCH UNIF BAG done for you. I also create new patterns for any project.
We can also mass produce them.
PROCESS OF MAKING
You can watch and learn how I made some of my art by watching the Speedpaint videos and more on my Youtube channel. You can also let me know if you need to commission an artwork.