Good morning sunshine!
HELL WEEK IS OVER! So for a change let's have some other than exams stuff.
I was inspired a few weeks back to start a new project on my school bag. I think it was Sarah Tan's new bag which she got from Bershka, a plain black one that had 'girls can do anything' embroidered in front. I thought it was the prettiest thing ever. Also, I was stalking Jo Theng's instagram and she had this picture of two kanken bags, but one of them was decorated with drawings of Pokemon; it was so personalized, which again I thought was such a great idea, so why don't I try it too?
So that started a lot of ideas running through my brain. In the end I settled for a very normal and natural route: just my name plus stars. No brainer.
I picked a very light pink thread which doesn't show up a lot on the dark blue surface, but in a certain lighting you can tell that it's pink. Mostly I think it looks white or just pale, which is fine.
The whole process took a couple days to finish. The letters were easy game compared to the stars. I did two or three each day and it was pretty quick, because I wasn't overly concerned on them being perfectly aligned. I wanted a distinct homemade look, so it'd be obvious that it was stitched on, hence the somewhat choppy appearance of the stitch- not too close together like you'd normally do for patching up a hole, for example.
For the stars, I had to print out a basic template that's cut to size, then use a combination of tape plus pins to attach it directly onto the bag. It was difficult sewing around the template because it kept moving and crumpling. But I managed it! It just took some elbow grease and a bit of eyeballing. The two stars aren't actually equal but you can't tell that much.
For both I used a simple running stitch.
So, voila! I loved it the moment it was done. Stargirl bag: checked.
L / 18 / SG / ACJC
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