You will need: Canvas bag (I bought a pack of 3 from Michaels and I bought the white color)
Sewing machine (although you could hand sew, it just would take longer)
Silhouette machine (or other diecut machine that can cut through fabric)
Silhouette sewable interface (or heat n bond if you dare).
Ribbon (from my stash)
Clippy/pin backings for the fabric flowers
I first found a font that I liked. I used "Ghosttown". I then lined up my fabric choices for each bag. . .I had the girls pick out the fabric and colors that they wanted. Next I cut a square of scrap fabric (about 4x4) and cut out interface about the same size. Then I ironed it for 2 seconds just like the directions indicate to do. It adheres quickly. Then I trimmed the edges and peeled off the backing. Srsly. . .super easy so far. I adhered it to my thick media mat and prepared my font to cut. I used the "view grid" option and made the squares resemble the ones on my thick media mat to get the sizing right. Does that make sense? :P Then I cut one letter at a time and it did a great job! I recommend using the double cut option. I used fairly thin fabric and it needed a double cut. I then trimmed any stray strings from my fabric and laid it out on my bag how I liked it and ironed it. There. . .all set until I'm ready to sew! SO easy! I did this for all of the bags before I began sewing.
I used a zig zag stitch like shown (really I just wanted to show off my new crackle painted nails. . .isn't it cool?). :)
I found various ribbons from my stash and just sewed a straight stitch for those. Now. . .for the fabric flowers, I looked on Pinterest. Don't you love internet? I used this pattern, but you could use this one
Or this one:
this one would be adorable: I actually think the fabric covered buttons would work even better for the centers, but I didn't have any left, so I used buttons from my stash.
Here are the finished bags: