See... That ugly paper bag in my living room....
I repurposed a basket that had an awful black and red striped liner. This basket was just sitting in a pile under a desk waiting patiently for a new life.
Basket in hand, I dug through my stash and found a remnant piece of tan/khaki linen. Perfect! I used the old liner for a pattern and had the new liner done lickity split. But it was boring. I decided to play with some of the embroidery stitches on my machine. I stitched all around the outside. Better... Then I decided to add a flap with an appliqué of 'TOYS' on it. I also tried doing the embroidery around the edge of the flap. You can definitely tell that I don't work with the embroidery stitches too often. The placement of the edge embroidery is a little wonky and I sort of smooshed the curves out of whack on the flap. Learning curve!
I put the TOYS lettering on with fusible web. I free hand drew the letters, fused them to the flap and just did a straight stitch at the edges for an added detail.
Looks sooooo much better than the paper bag and all of the dogs immediately had to check it out!
- Posted by Steph from my iPad