Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thanksgiving Bag

Hello Everyone!!

I was inspired by yesterdays (9/8/2010) Hero Arts video that showed how to make a small bag using felt. I didn’t have any felt, so I thought that I would use unbleached muslin and line the bag with some Fall themed orange colored fabric. I cut 5 squares from muslin and 5 squares from orange fabric (lining) each 4 ¼-inch square. Then I stamped 4 of the muslin squares with images from the So Thankful Stamp Set CL466 using Tuxedo Back Memento Ink. When the stamping was completed, I colored in the images with fabric crayons and heat set the ink and crayon. I sew each section on my sewing machine with orange thread using a zigzag stitch. I didn’t want a clean look, so I frayed the edges of the bag and sewed on ribbon handles and attached buttons. The buttons originally were white, but I colored them with a Sunset Orange Bic Mark-It permanent non-toxic marker.

Front of Bag
Side of Bag
(A turkey on both sides)

Back of Bag
This little bag is the perfect size to hold 4 x 4-inch note paper. When I started making this bag, I didn’t know what I would use it for or who I would give it to. Then I saw my multi colored note pad cube sitting on my desk and I thought that this bag would be a perfect place for that paper. So, it sits on my desk holding the note paper.
Please Note: The Front of the Bag is: Happy Thanksgiving and 4 pumpkins, both sides of the bag each has a turkey and the back of the bag is the pilgrim girl and boy.

Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Have a great day and God bless.


Heather Maria said...

This is such a wonderful bag Sue! I love your stamping and colouring on each side of the bag! The handles with buttons are great too!

Barb said...

Love this bag, Sue! It's so neat that all sides are decorated with something that says Autumn, and I really like the handle with the buttons! Nicely done!

Nat said...

awesome fall bag, love the buttons and design too!! :)