With its vintage nostalgia and romantic imagination,
steampunk style is a way to celebrate the past
as we move into a precarious future.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Urban explorer's patches II
Scrabbled through my fabric stash and picked out a few fabrics for the patches of the Urban Explorer's Kit Bag. There's some beige linen, spotted red cotton, a piece of faded chambray and a scrap of yellow cotton print.
First step is to use fusible interfacing as a stabiliser and iron it onto the back of the fabrics, then cut out the shapes roughly.
I'm using a water-soluble fabric marker to trace design features onto the fabric before embroidering the details.
It's important to remove the marker using a damp cloth before you press the patches. Apart from that, these are ready to be stitched onto the bag. Templates and full instructions for the Urban Explorer's Kit Bag will be available as a PDF download when the project is finished, so please keep reading the blog to find out where you can get it.