I started by cutting two 2" wide strips and one 1" wide strip for each knot on the bag. I sewed them side-by-side along the bottom of the canvas, brought each strip up and made a knot at various heights around the bag, and sewed them at the top. I then tacked down each side of the strip above and below each knot. Then I added the bottom to complete the outside. I made an inside lining with a zipper pocket and coordinating fabric pocket for cell phone, pens, etc. I sewed the lining in the bag and added handles and closure. The finishing touches on the bag were brights buttons on the inside and outside where the straps connect and one for the closure.
Stampin' Up! Supplies: Summer Smootches Designer Fabric, Brights Designer Buttons, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Crystal Effects
Other Supplies: Sewing Machine & Thread, Rotary Cutter & Mat, White Canvas Fabric, 7" Zipper, Change Purse Hardware, Bowl, Fabric Scissors
I am sixth on the list, but since we are making a circle, you may have arrived here from Sandie Conner's blog - wasn't her project beautiful! Now hop on over to see Mercedes Weber's terrific project at Paper Creations by Mercedes. If you get lost along the way or if some of the links get broken, you can refer to this list for a direct link to each blog. Have fun and happy hopping and I hope you've enjoyed the last ten days of projects. Keep coming back to see even more projects - even though they aren't our Artisan Finalist projects.
4. Amy O'Neill
6. Amy Rogers9. Mindy Bingamon