Wednesday, March 23, 2011

It's In the Bag!

Last Saturday was the first Saturday in a long, LONG time that I didn't actually have something that NEEDED to be done.  And for a long, LONG time (since the making of my first bag), by daughter has wanted me to make her a bag featuring her all-time favorite actress, 
Audrey Hepburn.

So Saturday was the day to
"Get 'er done!"

I have never printed on fabric before, but have read from several blogs about different methods.  The method I chose is probably not the best method for something that could need to be washed in the future...but I think there is a way to set the image before washing.  I'll have to check my files again.  I used an 8x11 sheet of mailing labels, stuck the muslin on it, trimmed & ran it thru the printer ~ Easy Peasy!

And here we go:
 
After printing the picture onto white muslin, 
we added a small black floral border.


Then sewed the picture onto the front of the bag.

Whipped it all together and added straps & bows...

And...

WhaaLaa!

An Audrey Hepburn backpack bag!

Not bad for someone who doesn't sew much!
And it all started with a simple idea!


I'm linking up today with Tea Rose Home's
Check it out for some great inspiration!
Hugs!
Lori

5 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

it's EVER soo gorgeous! well done! j'adore! your daughter must LOVE it! :)

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Wonderful bag Lori. You´ve done a great job on that. I´m sure your daughter loves it.
xo Tina

classic • casual • home said...

Sweet gift for your daughter. She has classic taste!

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Dorthe said...

Lori, what a wonderfull bag- well both of them--- I ,too love the beautifull Hebburn- she was such a lovely actress.
Your daughter must feel very lucky, to recieve that lovely bag.
xo,Dorthe