Monday, October 21, 2013

Feed Me! Bag

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.