The High Street is awash with embroidery and pom poms galore, which are two of my absolute favourite things. As this trend doesn’t seem to be going anywhere fast, I jumped onboard with a DIY embroidered beach bag for Harper. Last year was all about embroidered hats and shoes so it was only fair for the summer beach bag to get its turn. I used a bag Harper had in her dressing-up box, but straw bags are widely available online.
You Will Need:
- Woven beach bag
- Embroidery thread in pink and yellow
- Pom pom trim and ric rac (enough to go around the opening of your bag)
- Glue gun
- Sewing pins
- Masking tape
1. Print and cut out this template, having sized it big enough to fit your bag.
2. Use masking tape and sewing pins to attach your phrase to the front of the bag.
3. Use a pencil to draw around the stencil. Draw a circle at the end of ‘hello’ roughly the same size as the ‘o’ in hello.
4. Using satin stitch. embroider the phrase and the sunshine. This may take a bit of time so stick a film on whilst you’re stitching. For the sunshine rays, use backstitch and alternate short and long lines.
5. Use a glue gun to attach the pom poms and ric rac around the top and thread around the handles.
Harper took her bag out for a little stroll at the weekend and two adults stopped her to compliment her on the bag. My heart swelled when she proudly told them “my Mummy made it for me!”. That one little proud sentence is the whole reason Tia and I started the blog and are still going nearly four years later.
~ Laura xx ~