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summer fridays :: sew that


Seemed like a good day to show you what you can do with your finished sampler. I decided to add it to a canvas market tote because it's so easy to do. 

Started with a blank tote already here.


Auditioned some background fabrics.


The linen won because it's beautiful, neutral, doesn't compete and adds sophistication rather than more sweetness. I was planning to paint the bag with a potato print but decided against that. Less is more this time.


Sewed the embroidered piece to the linen and then pressed the edges under for a pocket. Pinned and stitched that to the bag. So there. Done. 

Ready for more peaches and plums tomorrow at the farmer's market!


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