I was at a tool store with hubby. I was bored. I started looking at the painting section and saw these cotton drop cloths. They were inexpensive. So, I grabbed one. I figured I'd make shopping bags or some type of utility bag with it.
I first washed it. Then, I really had no plan...I just began cutting. I'm sure that's not the best way to go about making a bag but...some days...ya know?
Since I've been participating in a month long card challenge for cancer patients, I'd been playing with my Cricut Machine. I recently got a new cartridge, Chalkboard Fonts. I love the fonts in this cart.
I had an idea to cut words or phrases with my Cricut out of some type of plastic. Then use this as a stencil. That's what I did. I used overhead transparencies that I've had a very long time.
I made my design in Cricut Craft Room. Then cut the words on the transparency sheet. I used fabric paint and a sponge brush to apply it to the fabric.
Since I decided to keep this bag really simple, I did not line the bag. To conceal the seam allowances, I sewed it together using a French Seam.
I stuffed the bag to take this pic. I added a covered and removable piece of cardboard on the bottom.
This bag is large. With long handles.