*Sew kraft-tex Bags* Blog tour

When I was invited to participate in this blog tour I jumped at the opportunity since I have been using kraft-tex for several years.
If you have been reading my blog you must know by now that I work with paper and fabric in different ways.
kraft-tex is a paper based material that can be used in many applications like fabric and it can also be washed!

This new book by Betsy and Gailor is all about bags. Inside you will find the patterns for 17 wonderful projects with detailed instructions on how to make them with fabric or with a combination of kraft-tex and fabric. 

I decided to make the kraft-tex version of Valorie Wells' "Tool and Pencil Rolls" shown on page 10. I couldn't stop and made also a few for my friends.



The basic pattern found on page 10 was used. I modified the design since I wanted to showcase pieces of colorful felt that I had been saving for a special project.
I chose to work with three colors: tangerine, turquoise and basic white. Of these, the white one was aged by washing it with my towels in the washing machine twice.
Circles were drawn with a pen on the kraft-tex as shown in the picture and then cut out.
Three pieces of felt 1/2 inch larger than the circle shapes were cut out.
 Glue was applied on the back of each circle to paste the felt in place.
Regular thread was used with the sewing machine to fasten each circle on the felt. Afterwards, color coordinated embroidery thread was used with simple decorative stitches sewn on each circle.
More glue was applied to the back of the kraft-tex to paste it on the interior felt/lining.

kraft-tex is a paper-based,
The book's instructions were then followed to finish this project.
I hope you enjoy your new pencil roll in style!

Vanessa, an artist I admire also likes to work with this. You can see what she made HERE
Follow along with the blog tour to see more amazing kraft-tex creations!
Monday 3/4: C&T Publishing at ctpub.com/blog
Tuesday 3/5: Margarita Korioth at margascrafts.blogspot.com 
Wednesday 3/6: Jessica Kapitanski at sallietomato.com
Thursday 3/7: Kelly Nagel at blog.sulky.com
Friday 3/8: Designer Joi at designerjoi.com
Monday 3/11: Lindsay Conner at craftbuds.com
Tuesday 3/12: Teri Lucas at terificreations.com
Wednesday 3/13: Barbara Emodi at barbaraemodi.com

I am linked to: http://ninamariesayre.blogspot.com/. Go and visit another wonderful art projects!


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