Monday, December 12, 2011
christmassy drawstring bags
Yesterday, I used the about 3 minutes of sunlight we had around here to take pictures of the drawstring bags I made last week. I used the great pattern by Jeni at In Color Order. I chose to make the Project Bag size, which I think is quite versatile. The cutting and sewing were all very quick. Jeni's instructions are great and I made the bags in a kind of assembly-line style, which helped to further speed along the process.
The first bag is using a glittery Lecien fabric (Lovely Punch Collection) as the main and Little Mittens by Michael Miller as the accent fabric. The strings are a fabric I bought locally that had no info on the selvedge.
The second bag uses Deck the Halls as main and the Lovely Punch as an accent. The strings are Painter's Canvas.
The third bag is Little Mittens with an accent of Westfalenstoffe's Doppeltes Lottchen (Two Lotties). I lined all the bags with solid white fabric, since some of the fabrics are quite light and other colours were showing through. I definitely will make more of these and I want to try out the DVD Bag size next! They are so cute, useful, fun to make and also make cool presents (and great stashbusters)!
I wish you all a lovely week! Only less than two weeks till Christmas!!! :-)