by pldc ( edited 24 Oct 2016 ) 24 Oct 2016

Do you ever see a design & know EXACTLY what & who your going to use it for? Well for me this design is exactly that! Our son-in-law's brother-in-law makes flavours @ a brewing Company & the two of them often get together & this is just what our son-in-law says lol By this I don't mean he drinks alot what I mean is his bil got a promotion & they have 6 children so this job makes their life better, so in essence Beer Makes Life Better lol. I did french seems so no raw edges here, only thing it is not lined so the embroidery design back shows & I am not sure how to cover it up? I made the bag as well so I should have maybe made a liner but this is heavier canvas type material & I thought it was strong enough on its own. any thoughts on how to cover it up on the inside?

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by greysewist Moderator 27 Oct 2016

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 :)

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pldc by pldc 27 Oct 2016

oh a pocket design is a fantastic idea thanks so much Marianne!~hugs~

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by lbrow 26 Oct 2016

Fantastic job Pam. I like the idea of a pocket

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pldc by pldc 27 Oct 2016

thanks Lillian ~hugs Loralye~

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by sonjapotgieter 26 Oct 2016

Beautiful

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pldc by pldc 26 Oct 2016

many thanks Sonja

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by justsew 26 Oct 2016

This is lovely, I am sure he will be very happy with it.
Hugs pam

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pldc by pldc 26 Oct 2016

thank you so very much, ~hugs~

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by dee 25 Oct 2016

Coule you put a pocket to cover it. Very nice bag

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pldc by pldc 25 Oct 2016

a very good idea thank you

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by angelsbooda 25 Oct 2016

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!

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pldc by pldc 25 Oct 2016

thanks for the information, I will keep this in mind

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by katydid 24 Oct 2016

Maybe put it on an apron for him. Kay

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pldc by pldc 25 Oct 2016

thanks Kay

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by designgirl 24 Oct 2016

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

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pldc by pldc 24 Oct 2016

thank you very much Lynn it is Urban Threads ~hugs~

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by sandralane 24 Oct 2016

Terrific bag, am sure it shall be well used, great work. Sandra.

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pldc by pldc 24 Oct 2016

Sandra thank you very much ~hugs~

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by shirley124 24 Oct 2016

Great bag. I could just see my brother carrying his music books in this. Hugs Shirley

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pldc by pldc 24 Oct 2016

thank you very much Shirley~hugs~

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by babash 24 Oct 2016

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.

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pldc by pldc 24 Oct 2016

a good idea thanks Barbara, ~hugs~

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by maisiebo 24 Oct 2016

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 ?

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pldc by pldc 24 Oct 2016

I think I will look for iron on interfacing. but thank you

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by bevintex 24 Oct 2016

It's a great bag. Perfect for the occasion

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pldc by pldc 24 Oct 2016

Beverly thank you very much ~hugs~

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by dragonflyer 24 Oct 2016

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...

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pldc by pldc 24 Oct 2016

thank you very much Kim, I have that stuff too ~hugs~

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by brendalea 24 Oct 2016

Great bag for shopping to get your favor spirits. Thank you for sharing. Happy Stitching!!!

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pldc by pldc 24 Oct 2016

Brendalea thank you very much ~hugs~

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