Man, long time no blog! My bad, y'all. Life has this funny way of getting in the way. Anyhoo, today I have a fun little bag for you. It's actually a Reversible Bag by Novita, but I have no intention of flipping it because I added this cute embroidered pocket (which is the perfect size for my cellphone ;)). I also added an identically sized pocket on the inside for my keys.
For the embroidery I printed the art I liked onto the paper side of freezer paper and ironed it to my fabric. Then I simply stitched over it. I also poked extra holes with my needle as I went to perforate the paper well, because the next step is simply to pull off the paper when finished. I did this on just one layer of my pocket fabric and then stitched a second layer to the back, so that the back on my embroidery was enclosed. It's much neater and I don't have to worry about catching and undoing knots and such.
The second side I pressed the edges under.
Then I pinned the raw edged straps inside the "finished" ones.
Next I sewed a nice double lined seam to add a professional finish and strength to my bag :)
If you make one I would love to see it!