This weekend numerous designer bags will be on display at Absolutely Art. You can look at other designer bags or the plain designer bags online. The bags are roomy and sturdy, the perfect computer travel bag. Margaret is the Messenger Bag model, showing the inside design features.
To embellish my SeaHope bag, I used left-over pieces from numerous landscape quilts, I create a scene from Horicon National Wildlife Preserve. It was an enjoyable process. Who said fabric landscapes must become wall hangings?
Here’s the process I used to embellish the sail fabric
- The recycled sail arrived precut. There were also markings to indicate where the straps and label would be sewn. I had fun as I created the embellishment.
- My extra landscape fabric cut-out pieces were gathered. More pieces were fussy and messy cut.
- I decided to totally cover the sailcloth. The fabric pieces were positioned with a paper glue stick—my favorite landscape basting tool.
- After positioning the pieces, I stippled. It was easy and the sail fabric was stable so there wasn’t any shifting.
- It’s always great to add highlights with permanent marking pens. A “kiss” of sunshine and an accent of orange gave life to the marsh scene.
- I tried to design the scene continuous when the flap was closed or open. This is what the piece looked like when the designing stage was over.
- Several weeks later, Margaret sent me photos of the completed bags. I was delighted with the finished look!
If you’d like a SeaHope Partner Messenger Bag, visit their site. You’ll enjoy the sturdy and roomy tote and know that the profits will help others!
Please watch the SeaHope Partners segment on Sewing With Nancy when Margaret was my guest during the Nancy’s Corner segment.
Bye for now,