I'm so proud of my bag for the challenge. I just hope other people like it. The "I'm melting" message is not only for global warming, but also a good way to identify the cold stuff that needs to be put away in your fridge before the other groceries.
I used an old tye-dye t-shirt for the bag fabric. I'd been looking for a way to re-use the shirt because it was from the activity programming board at school (BAC). I thought I would sort of include a step by step in case anyone wants to see how I made it.
I folded the t-shirt in half...
...and cut out the bag's shape around the design.
This is the bag unfolded & unsewn.
Next I tucked in the sides of the shirt to line up with the handle edges, like so, and pinned them.
Then I turned the bag inside out, and sewed along the bottom edge. I also sewed the tops of the handles together on each side. I didn't take any pics of this part. I was too excited to keep going.
I flipped the bag right side out and folded the raw edges over and sewed them. Bias tape would look nice, but I didn't have any.
Next I layer stencilled the image with freezer paper. The stencils used images from clipart or hand-drawing.
In process of stencilling.
) layers of stencilling later, the finished product!
Holding some "cold stuff."
Side of bag:
Whew! Long post!