Some of my Canvas Bag creations~Over the last year I purchased bulk canvas to make some tote bags~
It's been a lot of fun! and easier than I thought ; )
With just a few basic sewing techniques and some lace; these humble bags were born! Most
were made with an inside pocket as well. If you can sew straight lines, (and have a little patience)
you can make one too~
Very easy but takes some time. I actually took time to change out the thread and bobbin to match the darker color of ribbon! (yes 'mam) But you surely wouldn't have to~
**Be sure to sew the ribbon on BEFORE you sew the side seams closed! I used the Selvage edge for the top of the bag; so no hemming at all!! The handles are not hemmed. They are strips of canvas; reinforced with a Zig-Zag stitch along each side. Easy-Peasy~
The Handles are made from wide cotton lace folded in half length-wise; and the bag top is on the selvage edge. ZEROhemming here!
Most of my laces are from estate sales and vintage shops; but some is new. The mini rosette's ribbon are from (click here>) Prima.
I used the good corner (of a damaged hanky) for the rose to sit on.
I simply used some wide & stiff seam binding (twill tape) ribbon for the handles~
You can see I placed the 'fancy' corner in the bottom right. : )
Then another piece of wide lace on top; and some crocheted lace and a rosette twisted from a piece of old hanky. The bad lighting and my 'genius' camera skills make the handle look yellowed; but it's not! (Whew)
What a privilege that you stopped in today!!!
Thank you and blessings for a great week~
Here in CO we are still experiencing very warm weather during the day (with chilly mornings.)
And I am SOOO HAPPY for that! As our winters are looong~
I want every drop of summer I can get!