Thursday, December 31, 2009

Last Craft Post of the Year: because a girl can't have enough bags


I created these bags as gifts for the girls I'm 'lady advisor' for with the pageant I used to compete in. Naturally, the canvas totes came in a three-pack. So, I had to make one for myself. I mean, really, it would have been wasteful not to. I love the dark khaki color of the bag- it hides dirt really well.
It's pretty basic- some Iron-on adhesive and then topstitching for the branch and leaves. Following that, I did some freezer-paper stenciling (Google it, it's like ghetto-screen printing) for the bird. Each bag takes about half an hour, including dry time. I'm going to teach my sister-in-law how to do this soon, and will post a tutorial after.
Adding this one to the links for strut-your-stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple.

4 comments:

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

i have never tried the freezer paper stencil, but it is on my to do list! how fun!

Brandon or Michelle said...

can't help but notice that kaleidiscope (terrible spelling) bag in the background..so happy you've continued to enjoy it..it was one of my favorites. and this birdie bag is rockin' too..can't wait for the tutorial.

happy new year!

Tina and Dan said...

I am excited about the tutorial. I love how that bag looks!

earwaxtasteslikecrayons said...

Ghetto-screen printing? I'm totally there.