Decided to sign up for another swap as I enjoyed the Christmas one so much. This time I have joined the ‘Send a Little Love’ swap that is being organised by Tracy from Mad about Bags. As the name suggests – the swap has to be completed and sent by February 14th. I have run into a few problems as it is a swap on INSTAGRAM. Those who know me well, know I am hopeless with phones and I am currently trying to find the DM button to send a message to my swap partner (who is being very patient!).
Back to the sewing – and this at least I can do. I have decided to make a couple of items, one being the Pick a Pocket bag that I made just before Christmas – it is such a simple design. I began by embroidering (mainly backstitch) a design onto a plain piece of linen and then chose two co-coordinating fabrics. The embroidery is going to form one of the pockets of the bag. Then you lay the two fabrics on top of each other and hold in place by over sewing the bag strap. Make the back of the bag in the same way.
Then sew the back and front together, box off the bottom corners of the bag and turn out the right way.
I quite like the end result – and the fabrics have worked better than I thought they would.
Next on the list of things to make is a sewing tidy – the sort that goes on the arm of a chair. I just can’t decide whether to use the same fabrics or go for something completely different!
Darn it – just looked at the photo and realised that I have forgotten to applique little hearts in the top square of the embroidered panel. Ah well, something to do tomorrow!
Another lovely gift! You do make such wonderful gifts in these exchanges- you have lucky recipients 😊 every now and then I find the dm thing on instagram but it’s more an accident than anything and takes me forever to work it out again, so I know how you feel!
Thank you Catherine – glad I’m not alone with the troublesome technology!
What a gorgeous bag. Such a lovely idea
Thank you – it is so simple to make too!
That bag looks lovely. I’m sure that the recipient will love it as much as I do mine.
With regards DM on instagram if you click/tap on the person’s name on a post or comment you should get sent to their ‘home’ where there is a message box to press/tap. Hope that helps 😃
Thank you Kim, so glad you liked yours – hope it is big enough to be useful. Will try your method on Instagram and see where it gets me!
It’s great for all sorts of things. I intend to use it as my ‘ in car sock project bag’ on our next long journey too 😀