I enjoy using my embroidery machines. It is fun to see designs come to life on fabric. This time I am making two tote bags and also embroidering some towels to donate to the Amador County Artists Association for their annual art auction fundraiser.
The main theme of my donation is wine because the Artists are holding a Wine Fest in which people wander through town tasting wine, then once they are feeling happy they get to bid on donated items to raise money for the arts.
I purchased some hand towels from the local box store. After washing them I embroidered wine themed art on them using my Brother SE270D. This was a mixing of free designs from the internet and text I added.
My next design was a floral motif on a towel to try to appeal to all bidders at the auction. This embroidery was done with my Elna 8300 (same as Janome 350) because it has a large hoop to handle bigger designs.
I added my tag to the towels.
I also made a large tote bag and a small one using some blue duck canvas fabric from JoAnn's. I followed instructions from Emblibrary and used some designs from the internet.
I followed the tote bag directions exactly for the larger bag because I made it first. It used serged seams. Fot the smaller bag I flat fell the seams to give it a cleaner look.
|Interior seam large bag|
|Interior seam small bag|
It has been busy here, hopefully my donation makes some money and my bags get good use.
Thanks for stopping.