How to make your own Unif Dupe Stitch Bag | PIXEL ART DIY

Welcome to the world of UNIF-inspired stitch bags! 

If you're looking for a fun and affordable way to add some unique flair to your wardrobe, look no further. With just a few simple materials and a little bit of creativity, you can create your very own designer-worthy stitch bag using plastic canvas mesh sheets and pixel art. Not only is this a fun and relaxing craft project, but it's also a great way to show off your personal style and make a statement wherever you go. So grab your needle and thread, and let's get stitching!
BTS Inspired stitch pixel art bag by stitch._.house
To make your own UNIF-inspired stitch bag, you'll need a few key materials to get started. First up, you'll need some 
plastic canvas sheets, which you can find at your local craft store or online. You'll also need embroidery floss in a variety of colours, a needle, scissors, a ruler, and a pencil.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  1. Plastic canvas mesh sheets, full or precut squares
  2. Embroidery Floss or Yarn
  3. Embroidery Needle
  4. Scissors
  5. Ruler
  6. Pencil
  7. Pixel Art Designs
Craft Level - Beginner
Cost - Under $30 if you source yarn from $1 stores
Time - This can take a LONG time, this is not a quick Sunday afternoon craft. 

Don't worry if you're not an expert at stitching, embroidery, cross stitching or needlepoint – this project is perfect for beginners and experienced stitchers alike! When choosing your embroidery floss, have fun with it and experiment with different colours and textures to create the perfect pixel art designs for your bag. Remember, the possibilities are endless, so let your imagination run wild and customise the designs to suit your own style!
Gorgeous Unif-Inspired Pixel Art Stitch Bag by elonia__
Step-by-step instructions for creating your own pixel art-inspired stitch bag
  • Step 1: Choose your design. Before you start stitching, you'll need to choose your pixel art design. You can use online resources for inspiration or create your own unique design. Once you have your design in mind, use a pencil and ruler to draw out the squares on the plastic canvas sheets.
  • Step 2: Start stitching. Thread your needle with embroidery floss/yarn and begin stitching your design onto the plastic canvas squares. You can use a simple stitch pattern, such as the basic cross-stitch, or get creative and experiment with different stitch patterns. Continue stitching one colour at a time until you have completed all of your squares.
  • Step 3: Sew the squares together. Once your squares are complete, it's time to sew them together to form the bag shape. Begin by laying out your squares in the desired pattern, making sure they are aligned properly. Thread your needle with more embroidery floss and begin stitching the squares together using a simple whip stitch. Work your way around the edges until all the squares are attached.
  • Step 4: Add a lining. To give your bag a finished look and make it more durable, add a lining to the inside. Cut a piece of fabric to the same size as your bag and stitch it in place, folding the edges under neatly.
  • Step 5: Attach the straps. Finally, attach the straps to your bag. You can use pre-made straps or create your own using more plastic canvas and embroidery floss. Simply stitch them in place on the top of your bag and voila! You now have your very own UNIF-inspired pixel art stitch bag.

Remember, this is a fun and creative project, so feel free to experiment with different colours, designs, and stitch patterns to create a bag that truly reflects your personal style.

Here are some examples I adore of DIY stitch bags made by other crafters that can provide inspiration for your own project: 
Cuteness overload with these Pixel Unif Dupe Stitch Bags by colorbyhadia
Fun & Cool Pixel Stitch Bag by habibah_kausar
Ultra-Cool Stitch Mini Bag by crappytaffy_
Custom Amazing Pixel Stitch Bag by artbysamreeni
Fun Pixel Icon Needlepoint Stitch design by artattackbydua
Adorable Unif-inspired Pixel Art Stitched Needlepoint Bag by artbynooro
Pretty Perfect Pixel Design Stitched Needlepoint Bag by _artsust
Fun Picture Pixel & Word Art Stitch Bag by stitch._.house
Super Cute Pixel Art Stitch Needlepoint Bag by krazyhooks
To Die For Red, Black & Pink Pixel Icons Stitch bag by claudery.eg
What pixel art stitched bags can you make?
  •  A colourful bag with pixelated heart designs on the front and back, made using shades of pink, purple, and blue embroidery floss. 
  • A black and white bag with a geometric pattern made up of squares and triangles, using a mix of solid and variegated floss. 
  • A bag with a retro-inspired design featuring a cassette tape, rainbow stripes, and a bold font for the word "MIXTAPE" in bright pink and orange. 
  • A bag with a pastel rainbow design featuring clouds and stars, with a matching pastel pink lining and straps. 
  • A bag with a space-themed design featuring planets and stars, made with shades of blue, green, and purple floss. 
  • A Kawaii Goth-themed design featuring all your favourite icons
  • A bag with a cute animal design, such as a cat or a panda, using a mix of solid and variegated floss in shades of grey, black, and white. 
If you are not sure what design you would like to stitch, make a mood board like the one I have below to get you started. This mood board is 90s inspired.
Here are just a few examples on Tik Tok of the many creative and unique stitch bag designs that you can create using plastic canvas sheets and embroidery floss. The possibilities are endless!
@perfectgirlfriend Part 1 of my XXL stitch bag journey &lt3 #unif #stitchbag #crossstitch #sanrio #kuromi #mymelody #hellokitty #y2k #diy #keroppi #alt #fashion ♬ Make Up - Desired
@strwbryluvr comment ideas below !! #unif #stitchbag #needlepoint #fypシ #fashion #depop #alt #diy #crafty ♬ original sound - selina
@catfideo want to see more? im excited to see how it will turn out!! 💫 #unifstitchbag #unif #needlepoint #fyp #artistsoftiktok ♬ Pain - PinkPantheress
@juliathoensen current progress on making the unif stitch bag!🧸🤍 #unif #stitch #stitchbag #fyp #progress ♬ original sound - Avery Lafon
@coffeestained.jpg the bag is finally done 😬🧶 shoutout to @habiba for the turotial #unif #unifstitchbag #fyp ♬ original sound - Sheiz cosmetic offical🇦🇪🇻🇳
You can also make these pixel bags in any design or genre you like, it does not have to be similar icons to the original bag. This is your chance to get funky and make square icons you love. Whether it be an old-school Mario Bros version, Hello Kitty, Marvel or even a Starwars design
@playboyclaudy Should I make a Star Wars bag next?👀 #unifstitchbag #unifstitchdiy #mariobros #crossstitch #unif #fashion ♬ Super Mario Bros. - Sideviewer
@perfectgirlfriend New stitch bag project! 💗 #hellokitty #stitchbag #unif #sanrio #diy #pink #kawaii #sanriogirl ♬ Double Bass - Gorillaz
@ajxtinsley CANT BELIEVE HOW LONG THIS TOOK😳 DIY Skull stitch bag✂️ #diy #unifstitchbag #stitchbag #diysewing #diybag #skullbag ♬ meet me at our spot by willow smith and tyler cole - The Favourites.
@hannah.nicole.m Okay but how fun is this #marvel #mcu #unifstitchbag #unif #plasticcanvas #fyp ♬ Avengers - Lethyx Nekuia
@perfectgirlfriend Diy Mini Bag 🐸#unif #stitchbag #unifstitchbag #diy #sanrio #hellokitty #DontSweatIt #PlantersTrickShot #unifclothing ♬ baby my phone - ghwulic
@linneaaus this took about a month to make 👩🏻‍🌾🧶 #stardewvalley #unifstitchbag #crochet ♬ Major Bag Alert (feat. Migos) - DJ Khaled
So there you have it, creating a DIY stitch bag using plastic canvas sheets is a fun and affordable way to achieve a trendy and stylish look inspired by designer UNIF bags. With just a few simple materials and some creativity, you can create your own pixel art designs to sew into a unique bag shape. 

Remember to choose your embroidery floss/yarn colours carefully to achieve the perfect look. If you're in need of some inspiration, check out the examples above from other crafters on social media platforms like TikTok or Instagram. So, why not give it a try and show off your own stitch bag creation? Don't forget to share your finished project on social media to inspire others!
Fun Retro Pixal Icon Unif-inspired Stitch Bag by visionthreads2022

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