Issue 24 of Love Sewing features some fabric painted tote bags that I made using freezer paper templates…..do you spy one on the front cover?
I pulled together three different slogans for you to choose from ‘Measure Twice Cut Once’ ‘Sewing Mends the Soul’ and ‘#sewcialist’. To download the templates see the Love Sewing website
A couple of points about the paints I used…..
I used Brian Clegg fabric paints that I found at Fred Aldous. I bought Gold, Black, Fluorescent Yellow and Fluorescent Blue.
The neon yellow paint was brilliant and showed up beautifully on a white bag, but I felt like it needed several layers on the pink bag. If you are doing more than one layer, make sure that the stencil is still in place. Anywhere where it has lifted there is a chance that the paint will seep through. Wait for the paint to dry then, with a pressing cloth, give the freezer paper stencil another iron to re-adhere it to the bag.
I applied the paint with a paintbrush but applying with a sponge is also really great as it helps avoid applying too much paint at a time.
My final tip is Gold paint all the way!!! It came out so well and I now want to paint everything gold!
Now, on to the GIVEAWAY……
What’s on Offer :: I have a brand new unopened copy of Love Sewing Issue 24 to give away to one lucky fan. Issue 24 includes two free full paper patterns which will get you well on your way to creating yourself a new wardrobe full of clothes. I’ll also throw in some freezer paper for you to make your own printed tote bag should the mood strike!
How to Enter :: Leave a message on this post letting me know which slogan you would print onto a tote bag.
Other ways make me happy :: Why not sign up for my newsletter, come and like my facebook page or join my facebook group? None of these are essential in order for you to qualify for entry, but in the same breath, none of them will get you any more entries! Go on, share the love anyway 🙂 Failing that send cake.
Who Can Enter:: Anyone can enter, just make sure that you comment below with a valid email address so that if you win I can contact you for your address details. I am happy to send this prize to anyone in the world – woohoo!
Entries Close :: Let’s not string this out for too long….I’ll close the competition on Monday 14th March 9am GMT.
And the winner is….? I’ll post the name of the winner here and on my facebook page on Monday 14th March.