About 2 months ago I blogged about some Christmas works in progress... they were REALLY late Christmas gifts that I started back in January when I was deployed. So being stuck here in Yuma has been good for finally getting the embroidery finished on those tote bags for Corinne and Taylor! I really am pleased with how they turned out. As do most of my "great ideas", they took much longer than planned. I used the Epic Alphabet pattern from Sublime Stitching for the lettering and the sides I drew freehand with a fabric marker that fades away when you get it wet. The totes also came from Sublime Stitching and they are really great to embroider on. I'm still planning on lining the insides with some fun fabric to cover the back of the stitching and add some interior pockets. If only I had my sewing machine here! Do they make travel sewing machines?!?!
I hope the girls love them. Here is the finished embroidery for Taylor's bag.
Here is Corinne's bag. For the sides of her bag I did a different technique inspired by the sashiko embroidery technique I've been wanting to try.