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Friday, October 28, 2011

Trick or Treat bag

This bag was totally inspired by Heather Summers artisan award entry.  She made a baby quilt with the owl and it was precious.  To do my bag i started in MDS with and 8.5 x 11 blank page.  I added the owl punch body and enlarged it to about 80% of the page.  I made the color of him a light purple (just to help when I cut out later).  Then I added the owl vest and the largest eyes and enlarged them so they looked right on the body.
I printed that page out twice.  My muslin bag is from HL at 1.99.  The material I bought at Jo-Ann and Hancock just looking in there small squares for interesting black and orange material.  I used heat and bond on the roll and cut a piece of fabric slightly larger than the owl body from the black.  I adhered the heat and bond to the wrong side of the fabric.  Then i used a staple to hold my pattern and fabric in place and cut around the owl body (don't staple on the body itself).  I then peeled off the paper of the heat and bond and ironed it to the bag.  repeat for owl chest.  I cut the whites of the eyes out of felt and then sewed a black 25 mm button and then used crystal effects to glue a 20 mm googlie eye to that.  I promise this took me less than 20 minutes.  i even cut 2 small circles from the leftover parts to heat and bond to the inside to cover up/secure my stitches.  I hope my little man will enjoy filling this up with treats on Monday night.  If you have any questions please email me at mikende@cox.net.  I'll be out of town but my hubby will be at home and can relay any messages.  Have fun....oh yeah the little pumpkin is what they decorated at preschool.

2 comments:

  1. This is awesome! Thank you for the link:) I may just be casing this idea!!!! Thanks again!

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  2. What a wonderful idea! He came out so gorgeous! {and I adore that pumpkin, too!}

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