Monday, August 20, 2012

Making Bags


I had been using the small, hard plastic eyeglass holder you see above
to store my sketching and watercolor 'tools',
but my Tombo pen was too long to fit.
So I decided to make a little bag for all of my tools.
I used some black cotton fabric I had discharged for the bag's outside 
and a wonderful product called HeatnBond Vinyl to line the inside.
As you can see below, it is iron-on.


My friend Marga had blogged about it a while back,
so this was a good time to give it a try.  Thanks for the tip Marga!
I have since found that Pellon also makes a similar product,
Vinyl Fuse


I have not tried it yet, but the directions are about the same.

My new art bag really fits the bill:



I was then on a roll, so to speak, and made a few more bags:



These are all my own hand-dyed fabrics - 
a great way to use up some trial-dyed pieces.

WOW!  I was really pleased to learn that I WON the blog giveaway
I never win anything - SERIOUSLY!
and go take a peek at what I won:
a beautiful needle-felted tag done by the very talented Deanna
 and an issue of Fiber Art Now!
I'm really thrilled!!!
Thanks Deanna!!!

peace





4 comments:

Connie Rose said...

Love those little bags, love what you're doing with ecodyeing, and congrats on winning a blog giveaway -- I never have! xo

Jeannie said...

Cute little bags! I love the fabrics you are using and the laminate makes them great for storing brushes, etc. I am in awe of the fabrics you have been dyeing. Gorgeous, textural, and imprinted with nature - it doesn't get much better than that!

Connie said...

You are so creative and those coasters below are just too pretty to use. Have a great day, Connie :)

Carol said...

You clever girl, Judy! Talk about multitalented!