Tuesday, March 27, 2018

LL Bean Bag Update - with Brushwork Alphabet Monogramming

We made these at class last night along with some cards.

Here's the instructions for the smaller navy bag; I have a larger bag as well (the red one)

and you can find details on the tab above Ideas, Projects, Free Things.

Cut very vanilla 3 ½ x 11, put tear n tape on one of the short ends.

Cut the base 2 ½ x 4 ¾, score at ½ on all 4 sides.

Make the base into a box but adhere the tabs on the OUTSIDE so your bag is pretty on the inside.
Put tear n tape around the base of the bag base.Wrap the very vanilla around the base.  Consider where you join will be, I suggest it should be on the back and covered up by one of the straps.

Stamp an initial on the pocket (front pocket is 2 ¾ x 1 ¾) and adhere a 1/16 strip to the top of the pocket so it looks like binding. Let that dry. Adhere to the front of your bag.  I used the Brushwork Alphabet set.  

Make 4 12 x ½ strips for the top and bottom of the bag and the 2 straps.  Create stitching lines with a chalk marker or white watercolor pencil  on all 4 strips on both edges of each strip. This takes an extra few minutes but it makes the bag look really cute!!

Put tear n tape along the length of 2 strips. Attach to the bottom edge  and top edge of the bag.    THEN do the 2 straps.  The straps have tear n tape on the first and last 4” of the straps.  Use your bone folder to curl them a bit.

If you wish add little triangles to the sides of the bag (see the red bag)  which is a little larger

Add in an umbrella or the flip flops, cards, and a small journal.  Maybe add some sunscreen, sunglasses  or an EOS lip balm or a pad of paper with the LL Bean catalog on the front. 

Happy bag making!  Don't forget .. just a week left to get your Sale-A-Bration items! MaryKate

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