Ahhhh - that's more like it! I finally sewed something after a whole week away from my sewing machine - who I affectionately call Mr Toyota.
I made a festive bag to hold a gift (but it holds a bottle of champers nicely too so can be re-used by the recipient if they want to re-gift the bag!). I used some of my precious green linen and some cute mitten and hot cocoa fabric. This is not a lined bag - I zig zag stitched all the seams so the fabric won't fray and simply did a 'hem' for the top. Where the feature fabric is sewn to the linen I stitched one line for decoration and to secure those seams. Simple but looks nice.
I made the smallest of boxed corners just to give the bag a little bit of body instead of it just being a sewn rectangle. Perhaps I didn't need to?
The ribbon was easy to do - I unstitched a tiny opening on one side near the top once the bag was done and took a folded piece of ribbon and stitched it into the seam so the ribbon ends were on the outside/good side of the bag and the fold was on the inside of the bag. I'm sure there is a better way to do it but I was after a FAST way to add a tie to the bag which was securely attached, and it certainly does the trick :)
This is another item off my 100 Day Hustle list! Yay - that means I have accomplished 10 out of 25 things. Woohoo!! However, 9 of the remaining 15 items listed are quilts! Can I finish 9 quilts in 22 days and work full time? Hmmm...
The ribbon is attached at the top along the side seam.
Holds a gift quite well too!!
Don't you just love sewing things for pressies? I'd be happy if I got a pressie or bottle of something (Tia Maria or Archers) in a gift bag like this! Just sayin'...