I got busy crafting for my partner as soon as I knew who she was. She gave a link to her blog, and the current entry there was about a luna moth she had seen in her yard. I love these insects, and I quickly decided I would make a luna moth patch and sew it to the front of a purse for her.
She likes earthy colors, so making the bag in brown and green was a no-brainer!
I made the luna moth patch by tracing an internet image onto paper, then cutting it out to make a template. I used HeatnBond lite to hold the moth in place while I sewed the details with brown thread.
My partner had written and posted a haiku about the luna moth on her blog, so I knew that HAD to be on the bag too. I ironed off-white fabric onto HeatnBond, then taped that to a sheet of paper, and put it into my computer printer. The haiku printed onto the fabric perfectly! I ironed it onto the bag, then stitched around it first with the sewing machine and then by hand with embroidery floss to give it a boarder. I added a few buttons, and it was done!
The back has a big pocket:
The inside is lined with drapery fabric, and it has a big pocket too: