new shopping bag …
I started with the bag ‘Carrie’ from Prym (this is a ready to decorate basic shopping bag) and the bag handles Madeleine made of twisted abaca fibers with cotton cord reinforcement and wooden loops. I took the black round shoe laces, a flat beige one, some beads to sew on from the range of Creativ Decor (white and black ones), the photo transfer foil (you print your own pic’s on fabric with your home-computer-printer), strong sewing thread (like the one for quilting) some colored perlé thread (not to fine), a needle, pins and a scissor. That’s all you need!
For the flower side, you take two black round shoe cords. You start with positioning some loops and fix them in the middle with the black quilting thread. That will make the sewing on your bag easier. Fix it very good! Than you put it on one side of the bag and fix it with pins to see that it’s really like you want it. Take some color perlé thread on the needle and sew it by surrounding the shoe cord. I took green for the stem and white for the petals. In the center of the flower I put a big black diamond
(ooohhh I feel rich … )
Near to this one I made a second flower in the same style.
Then the other side of the bag … I didn’t want to have the same look, so I took a picture of some of my work and printed it on the foil.
It’s very easy: you put that foil with fabric side for printing, the paper side, on the back, will be stripped off when it’s cooled down. Once printed, cut it on the size of your pic (with seam allowance) and sew it or glue it on the bag. I added two borders of old lace and of course four big white shining diamonds in the corners.
To fill it a little more I added a wave of flat shoe cord in beige and sewed it with coordinated perlé thread.
This bag is very practical for use.
On the inside there’s a zipper bag, it is heavy cotton, washable and in a neutral color so that you can decorate it in any style, and it’s a good size for the daily shopping (or for other use of course).
maybe shoe cords on a quilt, on a sweater … ????