Archive | May, 2013

A little drawstring bag for a beautiful bride.

4 May

I knew I had been slack but didn’t realize it had been quite that long since my last post. I haven’t been doing much sewing but I do have a long list of things I want to do.

Keeping me busy was my beautiful baby sisters wedding two weeks ago. I promised to make her a little bag to carry her bits and pieces on the day and she picked the material. We bought panne velvet for both outside and lining. It was a nightmare to sew with. Even worse than minky!

My first attempt was a little drawstring bag, I started with two circles one of each colour. I then sewed the edge with right sides facing leaving a gap for turning. I then remembered I had been planning to put in a button hole for the drawstring, so I ended up with just one hole which wasn’t as low as intended. I cut a small circle from a milk bottle to make a base and sewed a single row of stitches to keep it in place. I was planning to top stitch the outer edge above the buttonhole and again under it for the ribbon to run through. But as I mentioned my buttonhole was higher than intended so I ended up only doing one row under the buttonhole. I ran ribbon through the hole, around and back out, cut to length and tied a knot.

Unfortunately the bag wouldn’t shut securely so I ended up making a different bag for her to use instead. I put it down to the thickness of the material – I think it would have been better suited to a cotton lining) and also not having ran the drawstring lower as I had originally planned. Oh well miss P loves her handbags at the moment so she will enjoy.

Edit – forgot to add photos of the bag. Here you go.

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