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)
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.
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