Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Project #16

Christmas bags
Paula Cheney
Fabric bags for Christmas treats and small gifts.
Here's how I did it-
 Cut a piece of muslin fabric (for a small bag - 7 x 10").  I chose two 7gypsies clear stamps Nottinghill and the new Venice stamp.
Use the script stamp from the Nottinghill set to stamp the fabric in two colors of ink. There is no pattern to the stamping I just made sure the entire piece of fabric was covered.  I used Archival ink from Ranger.  The first layer of ink is Sepia and the second is Coffee.  Two great colors you should have in your Gypsy tool bag!

I stamped the center patch with another stamp from the Venice set (Very Beautiful) with StazOn Timber brown just to mix up the colors.
Position the patch on the front of the bag, pin in place.
Stitch with sewing machine.
Edge stitch the top edge of the bag.  Then fold in half, right sides together and stitch the bag closed on the side and bottom. Turn bag out to the right side.  Gather top of bag and tie with a ribbon.

For a larger bag ( 9 x 13" piece of fabric) stamp the same script stamp in Archival - Sepia.  Change stamp to the large clock from the Venice stamp set.  Stamp with Archival - Coffee just like we did in the last bag.
Using the stamp Gypsy Year, stamp December 25 on a piece of scrap fabric then cut out, stitch to bag front with red thread.

Stitch a string around the top of the bag and pull tight to close.
For the complete bag tutorial click here.
Merry Christmas!


Rachel Carlson said...

simply BEAUTIFUL. i'm working on some curtain panels right now that i have stamped with the venice stamps. i think your gypsy love is pouring into my brain. great minds think alike. cheers to you paula and happy holidays!

Tina S said...

Just gorgeous! Love it!

cristinoel said...

That is super neat! Also thanks for the links to the other items; especially the archival inks in coffee and sepia. I had not been able to find any around.

MichelleB said...

Love these! Fab project!

bethchien said...

soooo beautiful and creative!

Lillian Child said...

Just stunning ... I do so wish I had some sewing ability - but sadly I do not. But I do admire anyone with the talent to create such beautiful stitchery. Those bags are just fabulous.

{VICKI} said...

Love it!

fairyrocks said...

Beautiuful Gypsy stamp set.
Love the hand made bag and vintage feel of this piece

Unknown said...

This is an awesome project! I love it! Totally doing this.