Then, I saw this wonderful tutorial at Punkin Patterns and knew that I wanted to make this bag for my Sunday supplies!
I also knew that I wanted to have sunbeams on it, because it was fitting for my class, but also because I think it looks awesome. So, I will certainly still use it, even when I am not teaching sunbeams.
I found the tutorial pretty easy to follow.
In order to add the sun design I took one of the 13" x 14" outside pieces, and sewed my fabric design onto it, before I ironed on the interfacing.
I made a sketch of the pieces onto paper, and then cut them out of a few different yellow and orange fabrics.
In order to make the pieces hold in place where I wanted them before I sewed them on, I used a trick my sister taught me...
I used a GLUE STICK!!!
Maybe this is common among sewers, but I had never heard of it, and let me tell you - it worked like a charm! I didnt feel like using heat-n-bond (although that is certainly an option). I wanted the pieces to stick just enough and just long enough to zig zag sew around the pieces, and it totally worked!
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