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!!|
Your bag is gorgeous. I love the red mitten print with the green linen.
Love the gift bag Amy and if you don't sleep and take the sewing machine to work then 9 quilts is totally doable! ;-)
What a good way of 'dressing up' a bottle for a present. As for the 100 day hustle, I keep telling you, don't go to bed! Di x
Looks gorgeous, I love the green linen :D
I love giving and receiving presents in reusable gift bags. Yours looks so effective with the fabrics you've chosen. Great job!!!
Hi Amy, I've featured your wine bag today...
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