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IT'S IN THE BAG!
Saturday, 30 November 2019 00:00

santa sack fireplace finished

We are nearing the first of December here and the children are back at school from the Thanksgiving Break...so it's time to plan those special Christmas Holiday Gifts for all the little ones in our lives!  And for those of you who have the “animal version” of children (aka PETS)...today's project can certainly be made for them too!

Some of you already have super cute Christmas Family Traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation...and here is one to make your Christmas Holiday a little extra SPECIAL for everyone!

First...I went searching for the PERFECT Santa Sack Blank that I could send over the top with one of my Super Cute Applique Fonts...you are certain to LOVE adding a special name in fabric applique to a really nice Santa Sack, and here's what I did...

I found this Sweet little shop on Etsy...Love2MakeIt...this shop has a large selection of really nice quality blanks that you can add your personalized “BLING” to...using a WIDE variety of fabulous Embroidery and Appliqued Fonts.   Be sure to check out the TOOLS OF THE TRADE...located at the bottom of this blog post, where you will find the complete list of supplies used in this project...including where to get them!

Let's get started...

This particular Santa Sack is really nice and big...very roomy for lots of presents for your special “little”.  It has an approximate measurement of 19” wide X 27” tall, with a red drawstring to close it up.  It has an area for the name that is 4” tall and as wide as the bag itself (which is 19”)...so it is just PERFECT for an applique or embroidery font to personalize it with!

I chose the ever so cute Jambo Applique Font in the 3” size to spell out the name Charlie...and lookey how pretty she stitches out!

santa sack on the machine

I used my largest fast frame called the “Bag Frame”...it's an 8” X 12” size.  My finished design size is approximately 3.25” tall X 11.5” Long and has 18,536 stitches in total. I used a Sticky Stabilizer on the frame and also a piece of No Show Mesh (fusible) to help with permanent stabilization.  After the fabric panels were all tacked down and trimmed, I went ahead and threw a piece of WSS on top, just before the design went into the satin work.  My most favorite part of the Jambo applique font is the bean stitch overlay...it makes the whole design just POP right off the bag!

Isn't this the Sweetest Santa Sack you have ever seen?

Go ahead...

Get started on yours TODAY!

Kathleen

santa sack finished back drop

TOOLS OF THE TRADE...

-Jambo Applique Font (I used the 3” size) (www.babykaysappliques.com)

-Fast Frame (I used the Full 8x12 inch size)

-Fusible No Show Mesh Cutaway Stabilizer (I used Floriani Brand)

-Perfect Stick Stabilizer (I used Floriani Brand)

-WSS (off Brand)

-Heat and Bond Lite Fusible (Hobby Lobby, Joann's, Walmart and On Line)

-Clover Wonder Clips (Hobby Lobby, Joann's, Amazon and Quilt Shops)

-Red Santa Sack Bag (www.Love2MakeIt.etsy.com)

-Fabric...Lime Green (Zig Zag S#N7700 by Hoffman California International Fabrics)

-Thread-Exquisite Brand...Lime Green #983 and White #010

-Water Soluble Pen for Marking Center of design

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