Over the weekend, I threw together a little embroidered reversible shoulder bag. I used my pattern for a Reversible Shoulder Bag
. You can find the pattern links in the sidebar as well.
Step one – gather some embroidery thread and a hoop.
Step two - apply your pattern to the fabric. This cupcake pattern is from the book Sublime Stitching
by Jenny Hart (see my review here
). The paper on the left is the iron on pattern from the book. The right side shows the pattern after it is ironed on the fabric.
Next, hoop your fabric and start stitching. For the hearts, I drew a rough sketch on the fabric using chalk.
An "xoxo" addition perfectly finishes the cupcake design.
Three free-form hearts made using satin stitch, backstitch, running stitch and french knots.
The finished bag: side one – hearts embroidered on brown wool, side two – cupcake embroidered on striped cotton.