Send a little love….

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.

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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!

About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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7 Responses to Send a little love….

  1. Catherine says:

    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!

  2. What a gorgeous bag. Such a lovely idea

  3. wybrow1966 says:

    Thank you – it is so simple to make too!

  4. Kim says:

    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 😃

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