A cow dresses up as a flower for this fun shoulder bag - the perfect size and shape for a trip downtown or a country stroll.
Print and assemble the bag pattern, then trace it onto a piece of light-colored mattress fabric or canvas, twice.
Print the cow motif onto transfer paper. You can print it in cyan, magenta or yellow,
but you will need to configure your printer accordingly or modify the image before printing.
Cut out the transfer paper cow, leaving a margin of about 0.5 cm all around.
Iron the cow onto the fabric, following the transfer paper manufacturer's instructions.
Position the flower motifs harmoniously over and around the cow and sew using a running stitch and colored embroidery thread.
Stitch on a ribbon bow. The front of the bag is ready.
Lockstitch the two sides of the bag, front and back, to a 4 cm wide strip of a colorful fabric (flowers, stripes, etc.) to add volume.
The shoulder strap should also be 4 cm wide. Make a bias tape to edge the top of the bag. To make the tape, use a 3 cm-wide strip of fabric.
Fold the strip in half lengthwise, and press flat with the iron. Then, open again. Now fold the upper and lower edges into the center,
and iron flat. Fold in half again and press.
Make lining for the bag in the same way as the outside: two sides sewn onto a 3 cm-wide strip.
Assemble the lining and the outside of the bag and stitch together through the bias tape along the top edge of the bag.
Attach the shoulder strap. If you want to add a zip closure, sew it to the bias tape.
Click the thumbnails to enlarge and print on A4 size paper.
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