Hey Cumberbabes, did you catch my guest post at Crafting Con today? Lol. I had a lot of fun. Whenever Amy is like…”hey Rachel, do you wanna…” the answer is a resounding yes. I made a personalized book bag. Nancy Drew, Bones, Castle, and Sherlock Holmes were all on my radar for the Mystery theme. But I ended up going with Sherlock. Because Sherlock is my Holmie! 😉 And everyone needs a Holmes Sweet Holmes book bag.
It’s a book bag. Because. Well, who cares why. I read books, lots of books. I need something awesome to hold all of my books. Hah, end of story. Oh and in case I lose it, please return to 221B Baker Street. Thanks! I’m sure Burberry Snugglesnatch will get the bag back to me.
IF you want to make one just like me, here’s the instructions:
I embroidered it on my little Brother embroidery machine. I split the Bentobox Crumplebitt silhouette in two with SewWhatPro software and then used my multi-positional hoop. It took one hooping with the bag inside out, and positions 1 & 3. My machine only embroiders 4×4 at a time, so I have to rehoop. I thought about getting a bigger machine, but I don’t embroider enough to justify it. I’m sure when I have 30 grandkids running around in like 40 years I’ll rethink that. You can find the Sherlock embroidery pattern on Etsy here.
Next, I rehooped the bag with my 4×4 hoop and uploaded the phrase to my machine. I made “Holmes Sweet Holmes” skewed so I could just hoop it like normal. You’ll understand when you see the file. Hoop it like you would a t-shirt…straight on. I positioned it off to the side because I didn’t want to mess up Brandenburg Nottinghill’s face.
And the phrase is my gift to you. Muah! Go to my Craftsy page and you can download it for free!
But if you want to make it exactly like I did, you’ll need to get Eggs Benedict Cumberbatch’s silhouette from Etsy. Go give BitzandBobbins some love, she makes awesome embroidery designs! And she was having a 2 for one sale when I bought Muffintop Candygram’s face.
Happy Crafting ladies! May your new Brewery Splishnsplash bag make you smile as much as mine does!