Thursday, August 12, 2010

Monogram Tote Bag: L

Here is Leah's tote! For her's I chose a flower print for the 'L' and so I didn't want to cover it up. With that in mind I got the idea to cut out leaves and put them around the 'L'. I just cut out leaf shapes free-style in the green fabric and then cut out a second leaf shape to be either another leaf with it or a shadow to the green one, however you want to look at it. I just sewed them down by machine in the centers of the leaves using invisible thread.
I then got the idea to put a beaded edging around the 'L' which I just used the beaded back stitch (all by hand of course) and alternated a pearl with a tiny gold bead.
I also put a pretty floral gold heart bead on!

2 comments:

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

L for lovely! I won't be surprised if one day I see every letter of the alphabet!

Melissa said...

LOL well pretty much every letter! LOL But I just have one left for this year and it's a 'R' I'll post it tomorrow probably. For next years bday gifts I'm planning on making custom fabric flower pins. I didn't realize how many of these totes I was going to end up doing when I started it up last year!!! LOLLLLLL But it's been fun and they love them!