Today I am using the Kuretake Fabricolor fabric pens which i love with all my heart and soul. Been using them since they first came out here in the USA. We got in some inexpensive canvas tote bags and I knew I just had to start embellishing them.
I use muslin which makes it nice for those of you budding coloring artists. You can slip a picture behind the muslin and using a light box or a window with good sunlight... you can trace. The muslin is thin enough to see through. I trace with a black and then heat set with an iron and color in
I choose a few pieces of fabric that have some of the similar colors as the design has and I cut those to mat the finished piece onto. I also save all my scraps ( i know, of course I do ) and use those as little accents tucked underneath when I sew.
The bags need to be ironed before you sew. Then I pin the little patch on the bag and start to sew.
Make sure you catch each layer of fabric when you are sewing and also be careful not to sew through the bag or catch the straps in your sewing
I cannot stress enough how important ironing is. I iron after each step and then again at the end. The heatsetting will help the color to stay in place.
And that's it. Ta Dah!!! You have a finished bag all ready to take on the road with you to the lake or the beach!
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These are the two shows they will be featured at this summer. Come on by if you live in the area.
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PIECE OF MIND
paper pieced trailer art!