MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2010 | Comments: 7
To wrap a few treats for Halloween – try making this simple canvas gift bag.
I cut two rectangular pieces of canvas – roughly 8" x 10" in size and sewed the three sides together using the serge setting on my sewing machine. Be sure to serge the top of each piece – before sewing the bag together to get your finished edge at the opening.
I used a neon orange thread to highlight the stitching.
I picked up this stencil at Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts for about $4.00 and used it to create the image on the front of my bag.
I painted a real oak leaf with the same black fabric paint I used for the stencil and it took to the surface really well. I pinned it to the bag as a decorative element. I think I'm into painting leaves now.