Ivy Hollow - mailbags

by brae  

We have to receive our mail in bulk at the tiny post office, mostly likely by rail. I printed and sewed a simple mailbag design.

It's one thing to put actual letters in tiny envelopes that will never be opened; it's entirely different to hide all that work away in a mailbag that will never be opened. But, I needed to be mindful of the weight and shape overall. I started with faux letter bundles.

I then made wood parcels.

I arranged the parcels in the middle and bottom, filling in the letter bundles around them.

I used a double layer of regular sewing thread to draw the bag closed and tied a bow.

Though it's hard to tell in the photo, the fabric is just thin enough that the colors and patterns of the faux mail add to the realism of what's inside.

You'll be happy to know I am not making dolls in satchels to represent the children sent parcel post (article one, article two). haaaaa!

5 comments

Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]
The mailbags are wonderful! I am constantly in awe of your attention to every detail.
11/28/19 @ 13:42
Comment from: Debora L. [Visitor]
Love it! It looks very realistic! Great ideas, your patience is commendable!
11/28/19 @ 15:06
Comment from: Kristine [Visitor]
Brae these look so great! As always I'm so impressed with your interior, the clean lines and application of everything is perfection. So realistic! Cheering you on as you get to the finish line!!
11/28/19 @ 17:37
Comment from: Sheila Lester [Visitor]
Wow they look awesome! The mail bag is perfect. Good call to go with the faux mail rather than beads to fill the bag.
11/29/19 @ 14:51
Comment from: Kamelia [Visitor]
Every detail you add is amazing.
12/01/19 @ 10:55


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