I really liked the looks of the Serenity Shoulder Bag, and wanted something new to demonstrate at our last shop hop. We didn’t have any leaf fabric like that shown on the cover, so I looked around the store and found this beautiful Jinny Beyer floral. (981533)
The morning of the demo I layered up Texture Magic, my favorite batting, put my fabric on top,
and put it on my Handi Quilter frame. I chose a cone of Isacord thread that blends with the fabric, and in no time I had stitched around the flowers and the leaves, with denser stitching in the background.
On the left is what it looked like on the back when I finished, and on the right is what it looked like on the front.
When I started steaming it, with Shop Hoppers gathered at the demo table, our jaws dropped! Wow! What a beautiful textured fabric it created!
I traced an interesting shape on the back to make my flap piece and finished up the bag. I used
the un-textured floral for the outside back pocket, so you can see the “before” and “after” state of the fabric.
Try it! You’ll love it!
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