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!