This is a nice looking design and I instantly thought 'Urban Threads' before I saw where it was from. Most times when I make bags I put the design onto a separate piece of fabric which is then doubled to create the pocket. In this case, I would prob just line the back of the design, though I guess you could go overboard and create an inner pocket which would also line the back of the design (fabric 2 or 3 times the size of the design). It's going to be a very popular gift and I can see more of these in your future :)
oh a pocket design is a fantastic idea thanks so much Marianne!~hugs~
Fantastic job Pam. I like the idea of a pocket
thanks Lillian ~hugs Loralye~
many thanks Sonja
This is lovely, I am sure he will be very happy with it.
thank you so very much, ~hugs~
Coule you put a pocket to cover it. Very nice bag
a very good idea thank you
I sew bags a lot and I always leave my canvas ones bare. No one ever seems to mind that the design back shows as it's on the inside of the bag. However if it's very important for you to cover, I'd suggest an iron on stabilizer or fusible lining but get one that's thick as it'll get rubbed on quite a bit putting things in and out of the bag. BTW - I have that exact design! Great job!
thanks for the information, I will keep this in mind
Maybe put it on an apron for him. Kay
Love the bag and the design. I did a bag before for my granddaughter and I put lining in to cover the back of embroidery. Sew like a tube with handles inside and stitched bottom of lining after. Where did you get the great design? Hugs Lynn
thank you very much Lynn it is Urban Threads ~hugs~
Terrific bag, am sure it shall be well used, great work. Sandra.
Sandra thank you very much ~hugs~
Great bag. I could just see my brother carrying his music books in this. Hugs Shirley
thank you very much Shirley~hugs~
Wow love the bag.
When I made my Chook bag I didn't line it but I ironed on Black dressmaking interfacing and it worked fine.
Maybe use a white iron on interfacing to neaten it off.
a good idea thanks Barbara, ~hugs~
Looks lovely could you turn it inside out and just sew a thinner material to the seams so covering the back of the embroidery design ?
I think I will look for iron on interfacing. but thank you
It's a great bag. Perfect for the occasion
Beverly thank you very much ~hugs~
Great bag...great saying...great stitch out...you could use the cloud cover iron on knit like you would use on the back of a onesie...embroidery still might show a bit, but it would probably look better that it does uncovered...
thank you very much Kim, I have that stuff too ~hugs~