Sunday, June 27, 2010

Book Bag Detail

As I had shown in the last post, I had made a book bag for my son. And with this bag, he had tested my creativity. I should be proud of him too because he designed the bag himself!

His favorite cartoon is "Avatar - the Last Airbender" on the Nickelodeon channel. So he was thrilled once he found out that a movie was being made from its storyline.

And using the illustrations from the book series (like I said, he loves to read!), I drew the emblems for the four elements (fire, water, air, and earth).

Then, I traced the drawing to the fusible web and ironed it to the fabric.

Once the emblems were cut out, I pinned it to the background fabric.

A close-up of the pinning.

Once I was satified of the placement, I ironed the emblems so that it was fused securely to the background fabric.

And now it was for some machine applique. I wasn't really sure how I wanted to do this, I'm a hand appliquer. I used a straight stitch around the edge of the design. It may be hard to see in the photo. And the fabric that he pick for this bag was flannel and it may fray with use. Maybe a zig-zag stitch may have worked better, I don't know.
Now that the bags are finished, it on with the next project to finish. Which one? Not sure yet. But I hope to have enough progress to photograph for later!


  1. Jane - you are a super Mom in my book! Those bags are cool.

  2. Very cool, indeed! My 6YO daughter is crazy about Last Airbender, and I'm having a hard time finding patterns and fabric. Love your creation! I'm not familiar with fusible webbing... How did the design transfer onto the fabric?! I'm mystified! lol