Over the past few years, I’ve frequented scrap booking shops looking for interesting Mixed Media supplies.
I’m not into art quilts, I guess this is where I could possibly use this stuff… so generally it sits there in the appropriate box until I get round to making a series of cards… !!!!
I just love scrapbook paper…. it’s as wonderful as fabric…. in fact a lot of it is printed in fabric as well.
I’ve been home a week and the urgency to get Christmas presents for my Stitch and Bitch girls becomes paramount…
What can I make? I try to make the presents each year, but that’s not always possible….
“Pam take stock of yourself you’re not a miracle worker, just buy something…!!!”
I saw some little hand created bags…. that was IT….
I’ll make those…
I cut out two shapes…. that look a little like bags or pockets… I used my 6″ ruler as a template. You could use templastic or heavy cardboard for the pattern.
You need a good variety of card stock for the project. Some of those wonderful papers are on quite heavy paper…. however, if you love the paper and it’s not thick, you can stick it to heavy art paper or canvas….. but think about adding fabric to the bag.
I had some fabric I liked…. I added fusible web to the back,
I had to cut this one out with normal scissors, the fancy ones don’t like to go through fabric... (well my cheap ones didn’t)
One piece of paper (scrapbooking sheets) was just a little too small to get two bags (back and front) out of…..
I had 15 to make, so I actually prepared each one….
For this one I used card for both the back and front rather than the fabric back I showed you previously,
Left over ribbon… a piece of tissue from a redwork pattern, an angel in see through plastic…Profound sayings on velum and cut with fancy scissors…. all stitched down with a small zig zag. 1.4 stitch width, 1.4 stitch length.
I used ribbon and beads for the handle…. and I forgot to mention that you need to punch the holes for the handle before you sew it up…!!! I learned that one the hard way.
To stitch it all down, I do use a sharp needle and fine thread…. and then I throw it away after I’ve used it.. specially if it has gone through the card….!!!!