GOOD MORNING!!! :)
Today is Crafty Secret's Design Team Challenge and Linky Party! I also have a step by step tutorial on how I created my decorated burlap bag!
I am starting to gear up for fall and my favorite holiday, Halloween. I chose this journal owl image from the Crafty Secret's Halloween Digital set.
I didn't have any photo transfer paper so I decided to experiment and see if there was a way for me to print directly on muslin. And the answer to that is, yes!
So here is my Halloween burlap bag all ready to be filled with treats!
I selected my digital image, sized it and first printed it on copy paper. This told me where I needed to place my piece of muslin. I first adhered the muslin to a heavy duty piece of card stock and then taped both down to the copy paper really well, so it didn't get stuck in the printer. Once printed, I took my scalloped fabric scissors to cut around the edge.
I peeled it off the card stock and pulled out my needle and thread.
I wanted my edges to be a bit frayed, so I pulled the threads around the perimeter.
I glued a bit of lace to the muslin using fabric glue. I wanted to add a flower to my bag, so I decided to dye a swatch of the muslin using purple Glimmer Mist and Walnut Ink.
I wet the fabric first and then sprayed away! I spread it out on a paper plate and gave it one more spritz of the walnut ink to age it a bit. If you are in a hurry for it to dry, take a blow dryer or heat gun to speed up the process.
I used these Papertrey Ink flower dies and my dyed muslin to create my flower.
I tied my seam binding with black string.
I layered all the pieces onto my burlap bag. I did add some black pom pom trim ,several green felt leaves, and a button to the center of my flower.
And here once again is my finished treat bag. :)
Be sure to stop by the other designers for their gorgeous projects and step by step tutorials!
- Vicki Chrisman Team Leader
- Michele Kovack - See 280+ Gallery!
- Darlene Pavlick
- Melissa Bove
- Rebekah Faries
- Sheila Rumney
- Kathy Clement
- Elizabeth (I love rubber) on Splitcoast