Never enough project bags

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Never enough project bags

So many projects, never enough bags.

But now I have one more courtesy of DMC who gave us bloggers a DMC goodie bag at the recent CHSI Stitches trade show.

One of the lovely kits inside was a hot off the press ‘Custom by me!’ DMC kit.

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You can see it on the right. The kit allows you to customize an existing item without having to copy or transfer a pattern onto your item. For this reason it is ideal if you wanted to customize something dark, where you couldn’t see your markings. And of course you don’t risk permanently marking your item.

From the sheet of patterns you just cut out the bit you want, peel off the back, stick the adhesive side onto your fabric and sew through it.


The clever bit happens when you’ve finished your stitching. You simply wash away the adhesive interfacing.


There are loads of designs. Some appeal to me more than others but then you could say there is something for everyone.


After an overnight dry and a press with the iron.


The completed bag!

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The kit makes a great gift introduction to embroidery or cross stitch. A simple but great idea and  I have ended up with a useful item.

Personally I could see a use for blank adhesive that I could draw my own designs on but do you think this is available anyway in the form of water dis-solvable stabilising?

But would it work as well?

Love, Lucie xx

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. I guess not having a blank piece may be because they (i think still) make a soluble aida material which would do a similar job (albeit providing the holes rather than a design)

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  2. Jo Three Stories High

    YAY, you finished it, it looks great. I haven’t tried mine yet but the lampshade kit was awesome. I posted today.
    http://joeveryday19@blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I was looking for some ideas to embellish a t shirt, thanks !ucie, I think you helped me out😀

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  4. They’re simple but the effect is stunning. My new colour blocked denim dress would benefit from this 😃

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  5. Your bag is adorable, Lucie! Thanks for sharing ~ del

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  6. A new take on the old iron-on transfer. What a wonderful idea. Love what you did with it!

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  7. Love the designs you did and yes you can get a blank form for your own designs. Its called ‘Soluble Canvas’ and DMC make some.

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  8. What a fabulous idea! And your finished bag is so cute! Thanks for cluing me in on this great kit.

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  9. That looks like fun. I am always on the look out for kits that are achievable in a short time because my daughter enjoys having a go. They would also make great gifts x

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  10. Oh your bag’s lovely – what a great idea to use those templates. I didn’t realise you could get such things – I’ll need to have a go myself!

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  11. A great product that enables you to cross stitch on any fabric, by the looks of it. I like the way you’ve incorporated several designs onto one bag, too.

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