Sunday, May 16, 2010
return on creativity: the argyle inside out bag
I'm in love with felt. What I love most about felt is that it doesn't fray. That's where the idea for this bag came from. Since the felt doesn't fray, why not sew it with the seams on the outside? And the argyle? Well, who doesn't love argyle? Here's how I put it together:
1. I cut out the outerbag and lining. 4 sides in brown outer bag, 4 sides of blue lining, 1 bottom piece in brown and 1 bottom lining in blue.
2. I fused one side of the Wonder Under to scraps of my blue lining felt and cut out fifteen blue diamonds. Then I pealed, placed, and fused the diamonds to one of the large outerbag squares in the pattern below and ironed into place.
3. Next I started sewing the argyle lines in thread matching the blue color of the diamonds. I sewed the lines by setting my machine to a very close zig-zag stitch.
4. Match each brown outside piece to a blue piece of lining and sew together with the seams on the outside.
There it is. The argyle inside out bag. I am currently using this bag to hold my embroidery project. If you have any questions about the bag, shoot me an email. I'm still getting the hang of writing instructions/tutorials.