by babash 22 Jun 2016

Canvas Shopping Bags.

Just recently I was at the Hardware store with DH and I saw some Canvas drop sheets at a good price. I said I wonder if I could Embroider on that? It is plastic lined so any spilled paint won't go through onto what ever you are protecting.
Long story short here are the bags I made as a joke for my cousin who lives in the country. I think I got the wording idea from Sewforum but not sure. I used my own lettering program for the words. I used tearaway on the back. And a different colour on each bag in case she wants to gift them away. Only problem is you can't press the canvas but the creases do drop out.
I unfolded it and rolled it on a cardboard fabric roll.
Thanks for looking

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by aussiequilter 24 Jun 2016

they look fantastic ,and what a great find

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babash by babash 24 Jun 2016

Thank you.

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by pennyhal2 24 Jun 2016

I'd never be brave enough to try stitching on that fabric, but seeing your projects has given me courage to try it. Nicely done

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babash by babash 24 Jun 2016

Thank you

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by ramona 24 Jun 2016

Great job!

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babash by babash 24 Jun 2016

Thank you

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by doeskin 24 Jun 2016

Great idea!! They all look fantastic!

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babash by babash 24 Jun 2016

Thank you

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by lbrow 24 Jun 2016

We never know where we might see something we can embroider on do we. Fabulous idea. I love the bags./Lillian

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babash by babash 24 Jun 2016

Thank you

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by nonna57 24 Jun 2016

Clever girl Barbara. :)

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babash by babash 24 Jun 2016

Thank you.

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by sonjapotgieter 23 Jun 2016

Well done!!!Beautiful

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you.

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by crafter2243 Moderator edited 24 Jun 2016

Now I will have to keep my eyes open next time I am in the hardware store. Great idea. I am sure these are very practical. Love the font you chose.

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you. You just never know what you will find.

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by spendlove Moderator 23 Jun 2016

These look great - what a find that fabric was!

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you. Yes it was. I wish I hadn't thrown out the paper label that was in the packet. I think it was about 4 feet wide by 22 feet long and only cost $11 Aust.
That was the small one. I thought if my idea doesn't work I can always use it for outdoor blinds.

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by peafarm 23 Jun 2016

These are great looking. I am wondering if you even needed tear a way stabilizer since you said it had a plastic type backing. I know what I will look for and try to find next time I go to a tool store with DH.

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you. I tried it without a stabilizer but it was either sticking or dragging and kept breaking the thread. No problem once I had stabilizer on it.

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by grossfamilie 23 Jun 2016

...everything nice. And I do love your saying written on it. The Riverland Girls will be so pleased - very unique
Love Maria

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you. Yes I hope they like them. They are all so friendly when we visit.

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by sjbrower 23 Jun 2016

What a great idea and source for canvas for shopping bags. These are really nice.

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you. Funny thing is I would have walked right by but the packaging was attractive and caught my eye.

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by jrob Moderator 23 Jun 2016

Great idea and wonderful bags. Goes to show, we embroiders will stitch on anything we can find.

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you.

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by joansatx 23 Jun 2016

Clever, fun, and beautiful work!

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you

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by gdsteliga 23 Jun 2016

Great idea. Great job.

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you

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by basketkase 23 Jun 2016

Your bags are fantastic!! Your corners are so crisp......great project!

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you. The base is a rectangle.

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by RockyB 23 Jun 2016

These are great! Good idea on the canvas and the bags turned out great!

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you. I am always looking for new ideas within a budget.

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by Barbaric 23 Jun 2016

what a great idea just love them

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you

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by teun 23 Jun 2016

Ganz toll

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you

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by lidiad 22 Jun 2016

Great job!
Hugs, Lidia

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you

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by dragonflyer 22 Jun 2016

Great job...very resourceful, too!

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you

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by pennifold 22 Jun 2016

Well done, they look fabulous. I love canvas shopping bags etc. Love Chris

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you. Would work for you to carry all your goodies home from the Quilt show tomorrow.

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by queenofhearts 22 Jun 2016

That's thinking outside the box. Great idea.

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babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

Thank you

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by cfidl 22 Jun 2016

Excellent bags and even though I do not know the riverland girls. They must Rock!

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babash by babash 22 Jun 2016

Thank you. Yes they are all hard working Farmers in one way or another.

grossfamilie by grossfamilie 23 Jun 2016

Ah, I understand. In Germany we would call them "Landfrauen" - also hard working on their farms but now really up-to-date using their laptops for marketing and renting holiday flats on their farms too.

babash by babash 23 Jun 2016

The Riverland is the country area where they live like a Town. Some grow Grapes for Wine some Citrus like Oranges some Tomatoes.

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by baydreamer 22 Jun 2016

Super idea!

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babash by babash 22 Jun 2016

Thank you

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by michemb 22 Jun 2016

good idea and they should hold up to wear and tear

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babash by babash 22 Jun 2016

Thank you. The packet said washable so I am guessing it will hold up to a bit of moisture.

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by noah 22 Jun 2016

Excellent job i love the shape of your bags too hugs

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babash by babash 22 Jun 2016

I made them the same size as the ones you can buy at the Supermarket here.

babash by babash 22 Jun 2016

forgot to say.Thank you

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by dailylaundry 22 Jun 2016

Love the font! Looks great! Hugs, Laura*

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babash by babash 22 Jun 2016

Thank you

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by ribblev 22 Jun 2016

great idea, thanks for sharing.......Ann

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babash by babash 22 Jun 2016

Thank you

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