canvas with layer of gesso and acrylic paints
additional acrylic paint added with hand carved stamp
painted canvas strip to be used for handle straps
In the same manner as the thank you card made last week, a shape for the face was roughly painted in.
2" on the sides folded; top stitched to add definition to the tote
handles (lined with my hand dyed fabric), turned right side out
handles basted in position; side and bottom seams sewn together. A lining (my hand dyed fabric) for the bag was made, stitched to the top seam of bag (right sides together) leaving an opening in the bottom seam of lining to turn the bag right side out. The top seam was then top stitched.
Finished bag (side A)
Finished bag (side B)
The bag has two sides, of course!
Valcro was sewn inside the bag as a finishing touch. This was fun to make. It was necessary to use a leather needle to sew through this heavy weight canvas and pima cotton lining. I know I'll use this bag a lot on my trip to Germany.
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