This little bag is project number 4 and uses the T L deep dish tree die. I’ve used free motion embroidery to attach the cotton trees to faux leather.
This is how it looks:
Project 4- applique bag
Apart from the tree die, this is what you will need:
To begin using the die I cut 4 trees from cotton fabric- two contrasting patterns.
Next I took the bag frame and made a template from card to help cut the bag fabric.
I then cut two from pink faux leather (bag outer) , two from green cotton (bag inner/lining) and two fusible fleece.
I sprayed the fleece with adhesive for fabric (you could iron it on too) and stuck to the bag outers.
I lined up my die cuts having sprayed them too on the outside front.
Next I attached them to the fabric using freemotion embroidery. I tried to emphasise the shape of the trees.
I then placed adhesive stones to the trees and ironed to heat set.It would be more difficult to do this after the bag was put together.
To put the bag together I put the two outers right sides together and sewed around the bottom with a 1/4 inch seem allowance up to the hinch part. ( where the shape changes). I repeated this with the inners but left an unsewn space to allow for the bag to be turned right side out later. I trimmed excess around the curves with pinking shears.
When this was done I took the two parts opened them and placed inner and outer right sides together, pinning at the matched hinch seem. This creates two rectangular flaps.
I then sewed up each flap with the same seem allowance being careful to keep the hinch seems lined up. After sewing I removed excess material particularly around the curves with pinking shears.
Next I turned right way out and poked out all the corners.
Each rectangular flap was carefully stuck into the frame, one side at a time using fabric glue.
Finally using a glue gun I added small bows at the top of the trees and attached the chain to the bag frame.
Trust me, it really sparkles!