Lovely day again. What's
the weather like where you are?
Whatever it is doing, it is always
sunny here on the Blog
Today is no exception - you
should get yourself some
refreshment and find a comfy
seat before you go any further
Angela Radford is here today
and oh my, has she got a
fabulous project to share...
"Hi Angela back again!
Sorry yet another lengthy tutorial but
hope you enjoy watching as much as I
enjoyed making it.
To start with here is the collection of
Starlights Textiles paints I used for this project:
Put a small amount of paint into a palette
and spread it so that you don't have too
much paint on your brush.
The fabric is the Calico that Sandy stocks
and I used a full width by 45 cm but obviously
this depends on what you decide to make when
this stage is complete.
Using Tim Holtz stencils apply the paint
by dabbing gently through each one.
I made about six or seven of each one
I used, covering the whole length of fabric.
When you have finished the stencilling
allow these to dry and iron on the wrong side.
Complete instructions are on the jars.
I used scissors to begin cutting them apart
but actually ripped them as I wanted
the frayed edges to show.
Now it's time to start attaching them
to the backing.
I used a batting fabric for this as I wanted
a quilted effect but another piece of the Calico
would work too.
And here is the finished piece.
I've used several different stencils and
different stitches too.
This is definitely a grungy style
with the frayed edges showing.
I removed a small section at the end to use
for the closure and then you need to sew the
sides of the main fabric and lining.
I like to box my corners when making a bag
but this is up to you.
Here you can see the finished corner, nice and neat.
It's a good idea now to iron the seams flat
I would cover this with a piece of
muslin before ironing.
Place the lining inside the bag with the
wrong sides together and pin.
Machine all the way round.
I cut a strip of the Calico to go all the way
round the top of the bag and machined
it in place on the inside and then
folded it out to the front.
Tack this in place to cover the top edge
and then machine all the way round.
Here is the flap ready to be attached at the back
Cut two lengths of fabric to the length and
width you prefer and sew these inside out
with interfacing attached and
then turn the right way round.
And here you have the completed bag.
I wanted this to be large enough to
carry a 12x12 journal so it is quite big.
Here you can see the inside with the flap
attached at the back and the handles securely
sewn in place.
I left the flap open at the top as it can be used as a pocket.
I used velcro as the fastening for the closure
but again this is just preference.
So that's your lot my friends.
Hope you enjoyed that and see you soon.
Thank you Angela
What can I say? I am absolutely
speechless - I need to go back
to school and repeat the
Use of English course I did
way back when........
Maybe this will cover it:
Wunderbar, die Tasche ist
Bis Morgen! oh sorry....