Last week I started a small embroidery project of some blooms in a mason jar. This project was from Clever Poppy and for a short while the pattern was free.
After using the light box to transfer the pattern to a piece of beige cloth the stitching started.
The flower centers were all french knots. I did change up the three circular flowers from french knot stitch to woven wheel stitch.
Cute little bees were around the flowers.
After completing and ironing I then started to stitch the embroidery onto a reusable shopping bag. I have upcycled many different bags. I’m not a fan of being a walking advertisement so I came up with a way to cover up what I don’t want to see. I love to add some purse-onality to my bags.
These two bags have square bottoms and you can pack a lot of grocery/shopping items in them. These bags are wonderful conversation starters in different stores.
Here are a couple more upcycled bags that I’ve made.
And when I’m looking for something to do there is also the other side of the bags to upcycle.
Stitching on the autumn tree has mainly been on the trunk this week.
~Bags with purse-onality~
- black and grey bag
- circles bag
- green tote bag
- kitty bag
- mosiac bag
- portable pocket bag
- shades of grey crochet bag
- upcycled black bags bags
- upcycled embriodered bag
- yarn crawl bag
I get lots of inspiration from other stitchers at Slow Sunday Stitching and appreciate all the visits and comments from there. Visit them and gather some inspiration for yourself.
My grandmother was the embroidery expert. I have so many table cloths, tea towels and furniture runners to remember her by. In her later years she always had an embroidery or needlepoint project on her lap. – Margy
How lovely to have your grandmother’s stitching. I have many doilies that my mom crocheted.
I love to embroider… but your stitches are awesome compared to my grade school attempts! Thanks for sharing your sweet upcycled bags too!
Thanks for stopping by Kathi and leaving a comment. I haven’t done embroidery for many years and I’m really enjoying it.
Lovely blooms in a mason jar embroidery, so beautiful, and
the Autunm tree is comming along nicely.
Thanks Ivani, have a lovely day.
WOW!! These are really pretty!! Thanks so much for sharing and Thanks for taking the time to visit!!!
Thanks Debbie, hope you are keeping well. I’ll pop over to see what you shared this week.
Your bags are so lovely! Your embroidered flowers are beautiful!
Thanks Gretchen, I appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment.
Great way to personalize your bags and cover up the ads. Pretty flowers…no wonder the bees are attracted to them
I have quite a collection of bags now, lots used for crafting projects and many for shopping. Thanks for visiting today.
The wheel stitch works really well. Such a great idea to cover up the advertising!
I really loved the wheel stitch and will try to use it more in my embroidery. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.
Gorgeous embroidery, and what a clever way to use them in grocery bags!
Thanks Karrin, I love using the bags now and they are great conversation starters.
Your flower embroidery is so sweet! I learned the Woven Wheel stitch this year and really like it. That’s a fun idea to decorate your tote bags with embroidery – I’ll have to remember that!
I really enjoy the woven wheel stitch too, will try to use it lots more in my embroidery. Have a good day.
Your embroidered mason jar is lovely and looks great on the bag. I have to work on my Autumn tree stitch along piece I have fallen behind.
I’ve just about finished the trunk of the autumn tree stitching, and then just a few leaves to finish off. Hopefully it will be done by next weekend.
Your embroidered flowers are very pretty. That tree trunk takes an awful lot of stitching to fill in. I hope you have a great week!
That’s a beautiful piece of embroidery, and certainly makes your shopping bag special.
Lovely flower embroidery, it looks great on your bag.
I liked how you covered up the tote bags. I’m not a fan of being a “billboard” either. LOL