...is doing the embroidery on my canvas shopping bags!
got the reduced size iron-ons that I'd been trying to get from my ebay
seller, after MUCH emailing to and fro on my part. The new size fits
nicely within the 5 1/2 x 9 inch space I had to work with on each
bag--the thicker handle material was beyond that, I didn't want to try
and embroider on THOSE!
Here's the design, 'A Chicken's Romance':
cute, but one problem I had right out of the gate was that I had 10
bags, and only 8 designs--so I'd have to re-use two of them. Oh well,
no big deal.
Here are the iron-ons--I had to explain to the kid why they were backwards!
addition to the ones above, I had two more that were just the hen and
rooster with no text. I'd gotten two packages of DMC embroidery floss,
there are some gorgeous colors in there, but strangely, neither package
had black or white--I had to buy those separately.
bags each have a pocket on one side, so the smaller picture of the hen
or roo went on the pocket and one of the larger designs with the text
went on the side without the pocket. The bags have different color
straps--pink, green, red, black or blue.
the iron-ons was surprisingly difficult, I don't know if it was the
thick, tough cotton canvas of the bags or the iron-on, but I suspect it
was the iron-on due to the fact that it was a computer-generated
iron-on. A couple of the bags got a bit of a scorch mark from the iron,
despite my being ultra-careful. I hope they will wash out...
decided to start with 'Cute Catch' since it's my favorite. I'm going
to differ from the VERY 70's color scheme on the original package and
incorporate a bit more color into the rooster's tail, and may add some
beading & sequins for added tacky glitz. I haven't embroidered
anything for at LEAST 20 years, so I was pleasantly surprised that I
still remembered how to do various stiches and they came out fairly
My shopping trips should be a bit more colorful after this!