|The view out of my studio on a rainy day!|
I spend most of the day in my studio behind the sewing machine making a shabby chic bag.
The image on the fabric is from a decoupage sheet I bought at Spotlight and I transferred the image with
"Picture This" Transfer medium for light and dark fabrics.
I cut out the image from the sheet and then covered the front with the medium.
I placed it down onto the fabric and I let the image dry for a couple of days.
I wet the back of the image with a damp sponge and very carefully rubbed of the paper backing till all the paper fluff was gone.
Next I found some of my old lace and pearl buttons and some glass beads and I sewed the different laces around the image.
I think Paris and William Morris go well together, so the decision was made to use this piece of fabric.
With a fine zigzag stitch I sewed my lace pieces onto the fabric.
Then I decorated with the buttons and beads and sewed the piece onto the front of the bag with a fine zigzag stitch.
Then I sewed it onto the back of the bag piece with a fine zigzag stitch again.
This way I don't need to turn the handle inside out anymore, what I hate doing.
Next I made a fabric fastener in the same way as the handle, but used a much smaller strip of fabric.
I sewed the bag together with the right sides facing then turned the bag the right way out and placed the lining inside the bag.
Next I folded the lining and the top of the bag neatly together and pinned the handle and a fabric fastener in place and then carefully sewed around the top of the bag.
To strengthen the handles and fastener I sewed a few extra times over the placement of the handle and fastener.
Lastly I sewed the big pearl button on, so I can close the bag.