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InstructionsI do not have a pattern online for this small bag. I just made sure my bag width was wider than my photo and then added seam allowance. I also had to make sure the bag was wide enough for the name I wanted to embroider on it. I also made up the little purse as I went....it was a little girls "first purse"...she loved it. I designed the hat and have the pattern somewhere if you should want ...
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Type of item: Clothing
Style: Funky, Cute, Holiday
I will put the links on amazon to where you can get the kit to put photos on fabric that stay It consists of 3 things: Bubble Jet Set 2000 http://www.amazon.com/Jenkins-32-Ounce-2000-Bubble-Jet/dp/B00114TEGA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326277810&sr=8-1 Photo Fabric http://www.amazon.com/Blumenthal-Lansing-Crafters-100-Percent-120-Inch/dp/B000F3FT3K/ref=pd_sim_ac_2 Jet Set Rinse http://www.amazon.com/Jenkins-16-Ounce-Bubble-Jet-Rinse/dp/B00023KJ10/ref=pd_bxgy_ac_img_b In addition, a corduroy material was used for fabric ribbon embroidery thread candy canes you can go online to www.emblibrary.com to get some great embroidery designs to put on clothing and accessories. If I do not draw it myself, I usually use this site.
What was your inspiration?
My inspiration for the little bag was just making a bag big enough to put our pictures with Santa on them for gifts of all ages. I have given these to my aunts from their grown children even! I was inspired to make the little elf hat just because I had made a homemade manequin head and this was what I came up with as my first hat. The bag was probably inspired more by the rest of the outfit than anything else.
What are you most proud of?
I am proud that I was able to make so many cute things for so many kids before my disability got so bad that I had to close my home business.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Do not wait until the last minute to take on a project with mulitple items in it. You need to pace yourself and take plenty of breaks. Also, you will need to have a couple days in advance to prepare the fabric for printing the photo, so make sure you read ahead on that and don't wait too late to get your photo made.