I decided I wanted to make myself a new bag to take to Singers when we restart in September so went ahead and embroidered this design on what I hoped would be one side of the bag. The denim in this photo is really washed out - the true colour can be seen on the bag at the bottom of this post.
This is actually a slightly botched version of it because, when I first embroidered it, I used a blue colour for the word "listening" and it really got lost on the denim background. I decided to unpick the word and do it again in pink. It took me 2 hours to unpick it! (I was watching telly at the time so it wasn't as if I'd wasted good sewing time doing it.)
Next day, when I went to re-do the word, I didn't get the alignment quite right and "listening" is just slightly squint. To be honest, I wasn't too sure from the start if I wanted this design on the bag and all the messing around didn't help so I went for another option altogether. I did a test run first - learned my lesson!
When I made the bag - this time in calico - I changed the colours of the treble clef and the surrounding circle.
I put a wee pocket inside the bag for my pencils.
I didn't want to waste the denim I'd already cut out and, since I had enough denim to cut another bag piece, I went ahead and did a test piece of an appliqué of music notes.
Then I did the same design on the bag and this is how it looks. Fab! (This photo shows the true colour of the denim.)
I lined it with the same spotty pink I'd used for the appliqué and again put a wee pocket on the inside.
I'm really happy with both of these bags. I might just have to make some others. I mean, you can never have too many bags - can you?