Friday, June 09, 2006

Using the same sidestitched square technique...


...............made a small gift bag


I used a square of calico (muslin). I covered it with small scraps of sheer fabrics and snippets of threads then ironed a sheet of bondaweb on the top and free machined all over it. Then I bonded a piece of silk to the back and cut it with a zigzag rotary cutter. I put a metal eyelet in each corner, then pinched in the sides and stitched halfway along the length. I added a matching machine wrapped cord with some wooden beads to make a drawstring, knotted at the end to stop the beads coming off. The medium weight calico and the bondaweb made this little bag stiff enough to hold its shape.

Here's a closeup

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6 comments:

Jo in NZ said...

This is stunning Kay Susan...just perfect.

Conni said...

This is lovely. I've been fascinated by your stabilizer and stitching experiments in the last few posts. The little containers are delightful.

Stitching with Schnauzer and Siamese said...

This is a stunningly wonderful technique you have developed.

Maggie H.

Beate said...

The little containers are delightful and I love your stitching

Nicky said...

Wonderful! I love all the stitchery and big beads! Its really nice reading your descriptions of how you have arrived at the final result. Fascinating. Thanks for sharing it.

chaya said...

Inspiring work. Zig zag rotary cutter, who, what, where? Thanks