Another post about a morning spent at Debbie Bryan, we're becoming regulars! This was a free event. We were asked to bring along an old t-shirt to be converted into a simple shopping bag. I don't actually have any old t-shirts so mum brought some of dad's with her. I picked a black one with a hash tag pin-tuck stitched into it.
The black, raised lines were already on the t-shirt. We were let loose with fabric paint, stamps, pens, embroidery threads, lace motifs and ribbons. I went for some Perle cotton 5 and added 3 lines of sashiko stitching in 3 different shades.
We then cut the arms off the t-shirt, and the neck band and some people sewed theirs up in class. I didn't as we only had 2 hours and it took me that long to do the stitching (yes, I was gossiping when I should have been working!). I did it at home on my machine as I thought that would be much more sturdy for carrying around shopping than doing it by hand.
For some reason this outdoor picture has come out a funny colour! Also, you can't really see much here - I didn't think to take a photo of it acting as a bag, so you'll just have to either believe me or call me a liar!
This is mum's:
She was in the process of embroidering little birdies and adding some bits of lace and ribbon. She was going to finish it at home, but I haven't checked up on her...