If you saw my previous post about a set of crockery given as a gift you will know that I created this little gift bag for transportation of said gift.
I picked up the little bag at an event recently and thought it the perfect size. I decided to decorate it with some embroidery I had been doing and whilst attaching the embroidered fabric to the bag I realised it could be personalised with the gift recipients initial.
Here’s what I did:-
I put this lovely flowery fabric in my embroidery hoop and pulled the fabric taught.
Then chose a bright red embroidery silk and started to colour in the flowers….
and just kept on going
I did add a bit of green silk on some stems and flowers.
Once I had finished the circle I cut it out and stitched it to the bag, I then blanket stitched all around the edge.
Once I was happy I turned to the other side and cut a letter J from the remainder of the fabric and stitched that on too, with blanket stitch around the edge again,
That was it – have a look at the canvas bags you have accumulated and see if you can upcycle! Or just make your own bags – which will make the decorating so much easier! It is a bit of a pain having to get inside the bag.
thanks for reading
back soon, Love Rosie