I have an announcement for all of you. Please join me every Friday for a fun and fantastic fabric based project. That's right each Friday I plan to share a project featuring the designer fabrics from Stampin' Up!.
Today's project is a big bag that I made which is perfect for heading out to the beach. This bag is huge. I didn't follow a pattern. Instead I just started snippin' and rippin' strips of Flirtatious Designer Fabric and then I sewed them together. From there I added the bottom of the bag which is a light weight canvas from the remnant bin at my local fabric store.
For the closure I stitched a casing and added Twill Tape for a drawstring. The drawstring allows the bag to open wide for stuffing lots of stuff inside. Speaking of the inside, it is fully lined for added stability and panache.
A few Designer Buttons from Stampin' Up! were added to the bottom sides to give the bag some character. And, to finish the bag and add a little stampin', I made a woodsheet tag cut from the Top Note Big Shot die. I stamped the tag with the Delicate Doilies stamp set, which coordinates perfectly with the Flirtatious fabric. For the tag focal I cut fabric letters from the Simple Alphabet Big Shot dies to spell "bag." At first the letters were not beefy enough for me so I kept cutting and layering more letters from the woodsheets and achieved the look I was envisioning.
To see more handmade projects click over to Passionately Artistic for some great inspriation. I hope you have enjoyed my first Fabric Friday. Stop by next week for another fabric project.
Happy craftin, Elizabeth