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Cutwork Bags

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My 3 cutwork bags

Created in this Craftsy class

Machine Embroidered Cutwork taught by Evy Hawkins

Explore cutwork for an intricate, impressive look you can create with your embroidery machine!

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Embroidery
Type Accessory
Technique Machine
Style Traditional, Casual, Cute
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What materials did you use? I used quilted cotton fabrics for the bags. The plaid bag was leftover pre-quilted fabric that I had used for making a jacket. The other two bags I quilted the cotton fabrics. I used a gripper for the plaid bag. With the light colored bag, I added a button hole to the embroidery design, the easiest button hole application ever. The two small bags, were easy. Then I did the big bag. Doing the quilting and the embroidering was a breeze. I even boxed the corners. For me, the hardest part was the finishing. First I didn't like what I had available for the handle. I wanted a shoulder strap. So, I went to the fabric store and found a cord that was 12 feet long and too thin to be useful. So, I pulled out my lucet and got busy. The handle ended up being just a little bit over one foot, but with that close of a match in color, I happily settled for it. The closure I picked out just looked awful, a black button. I ended up using fusible Velcro. To me it worked just perfectly. About the lucet. It is a simple tool used for making cords and ropes. The earliest ones found have come from the Viking era.

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What are you most proud of? Hard to decide if it adding the button hole to the embroidery pattern or how I was able to combine a new skill with an old one on the big bag.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Have fun. And, post your projects to encourage others.

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Those are beautiful! So nicely done :-) Bravo!!!!

04/23/2014 Flag


04/23/2014 Flag

Your projects are sweet! I love the idea of adding a buttonhole to the embroidery. Great idea...

04/25/2014 Flag

Some things are easier to do than you think, and this was one.

05/02/2014 Flag

Awesome - thanks for sharing!

04/29/2014 Flag

You're welcome!

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