Personalised embroidered gift bag…

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:-

img_0232.jpg 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….

BE504697-4C69-4CB8-8BBF-C807BC454EF2    IMG_0242 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. 3

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, Gift bag embroidered

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


About rosiesartsandcrafts

An avid arty crafty kind of person, I can never leave anything as it was intended, as you will come to see as I post my arty and crafty blogs which follow a self-imposed challenge to create something every week and blog about whatever I've done. I hope my work will inspire your own creations but please note that the text, pictures and artwork are ©rosiesartsandcrafts unless otherwise noted; all rights reserved. The content of this blog may not be copied or used without permission. Projects and layouts may not be copied for submission to contests, magazines, or other publications in any form. For questions or comments please email
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