We are a sports-loving family! Usually we’re watching games on TV but we do make it to a few baseball games every season. I don’t like bringing my purse with me so I thought I’d make a special embroidered baseball bag for taking our food and other necessities to the games.
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Supplies Needed for Embroidered Baseball Bag
- 13″ x 13″ flat canvas tote bag
- red embroidery floss
- embroidery needle
- Scotchgard™ Fabric & Upholstery Protector
First, I penciled in a line on one side for my embroidery to follow. I just free-handed a semi-circle.
I did want to make sure the two sides were similar so I just measured the widest part with my hand and made a tiny pencil mark on the other side the same distance away from the side.
See that tiny mark?
Then I just made an arch connecting the two corners with that mark in the center.
This is the first embroidery projects I’ve EVER shared on my blog! I used to embroider a lot but haven’t in years. But with embroidery showing up in jeans and other fashion again you’ll probably be seeing more here, too.
This is a pretty basic embroidery stitch called a “fern stitch”. I watched this video to refresh my memory.
Now to protect my bag from stains! Scotchgard™ is great for protecting furniture, backpacks, shoes, tablecloths and placemats, caps, jackets, and other clothing items. It should NOT be used on microfiber, suede, leather, carpet, or rugs.
I covered my table with newspaper to protect it from overspray. Then I shook the can well. I tested the spray on the bottom embroidered part to test colorfastness. This would be really important on a colored fabric, too.
Scotchgard™ won’t change the color of the fabric. I noticed a little bit of a change when I started spraying but it returned the the original color when it dried. After the first coat dried I added a second. Two light coats are better than one heavy coat.
Now I’m ready to head out to the game with my baseball bag full of snacks and other necessities. Scotchgard™ will protect it from soda spills or anything else it might encounter when I drop it on the floor of the stadium. When it does finally need washing, I’ll just spray it with Scotchgard™ again.
I’m thinking my jeans may need a little embroidery on them, too. What do you think? Baseballs going down the side of the leg?
Have you embroidered anything lately? I’d love to hear about it. Inspired me by sharing in the comment section. Thanks!
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
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