Denim Bag with Painted Panel

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all well and have had a good start to the week. Thank you all for your lovely comments and kind words on my last posts.

On Friday, I put the Christmas tree up and some decorations so everywhere is all sparkly. The sprouts are in the freezer so I think I am now done with the preparations for Christmas! šŸ™‚ I went to see Santa on Saturday at the village fair with my friend and her little girl. It was pouring down with rain but everyone seemed in good spirits so that was fun.

Anyways, I thought I would add this post tonight as Crafty Individuals have a giveaway on their blog at the moment. All you have to do is go and leave a comment on their blog (link above) for a chance to win 6 of their printed panels and a cotton bag.  What have you got to loose!  You may get lucky!!  They are great fun to decorate.




This is one of the panels.  I coloured this panel the same way as I did the Floral Vintage Postcard panel on a lavender bag project in this post Here.

The panel was painted with clear gesso and then coloured with thinned acrylic inks. There are lots of mediums you can use on these panels. Spray paints, fabric paints, if you have some fabric medium you can use your acrylic paints. All you have to think about is if you want or need to wash the finished project.




When I was painting this panel, I didn’t really have any idea what I was going to make with it. However, when I had finished it, I thought the fabric looked a little like suede and I thought denim would look nice with it.  So, that’s what I went with and made the panel into a pocket on the bag.  To hide my awful sewing skills, I lined the bag with some gingham, keeping the country theme going. This bag has a really long strap on that goes over the head and across the body and the bag itself sort of lies on my hips.

You can use these panels in all sorts of projects from bags, purses, cushions, journal covers, fabric wall hangings…. whatever you like. Embellish them with beads, ribbons and embroidery thread. Choose whatever colours you like. There is a steam punk panel which would look fabulous in earthy and metalic tones.

The fabric panels are now on the Crafty Individuals Website and you can see them here FABRIC PANELS.

That’s all from me tonight.

Thank you for looking.

Take care,

Flo x

7 thoughts

  1. Such a sweet bag, Flo! The gingham lining is delightful – but then I like gingham. The panel pocket is wonderful – perfect for holding ones cell phone, or a notepad, or small sketchpad for an outing. Have a relaxing evening, dear friend.

    Marianne xo

  2. Love this idea Flo. I am planning to make as many Christmas presents as I can next year so will be filing this one away for future use! I am challenging myself in two ways, one to make the presents and two to try out new crafts!

  3. Hi Flo, I had seen your wonderful bag on CI blog, and I was very impressed about it!! Such amazing colouring and it works so well with the denim! I think that at CI have had a fabulous idea with those fabrics pieces! They are very versatile and beautiful!

  4. I love your decorated bag Flo! Looks fab!
    I spent yesterday putting up the tree, and putting out my Christmas nativity and candle decorations. I have a garland of crocheted baubles across the room too šŸ™‚ I think I’m getting there! šŸ˜‰

  5. Hello PF UB here! Yes tis I !!!! how are you ? Well obviously christmas and new year has come and gone so am just in time for easter. What an amazing bag the panel is fabulous the colours are so rich you did a grand job. You should sell these beauties they would make fantastic gifts.



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