This was supposed to be the pocket of a tote bag. Let’s count the wrong turns.
1. Start out with super cheapo $1/yard fabric from Wal-mart. Never a win. (If you don’t agree, check the puckering in the photo below). Add busy pink whale fabric.
2. I tried to do a spraypaint stencil on the pink gingham. Spraypaint is stinky and has a rough feel on fabric. It also gave uneven coverage that totally doesn’t work for gingham.
3. When the stencil failed, I went with reverse applique. I would cut the stencil part off to reveal a very punk rock black & white gingham.
4. Not very punk rock.
5. Maybe adding additional embellishments will make it look better.
Arrgh, indeed, my friend. Arrgh indeed.