Thursday, 4 October 2012

Drawstring bags


I've been through a bit of a spurt on the drawstring bag making front lately, and thought I'd show you some of the results. My favourite are the two bags I made from a hand-embroidered table cloth, which was so easy to do because all the edges were already hemmed. I also found a long runner hand cross-stitched with pink roses at a vintage sale, and used it to make another bag, plus I made a tiny little bag out of a Liberty fat quarter.

{vintage table cloth, cut in half}

{hand cross-stitched runner}

{sewing the cut sides to make the bottom of the bag}

{iron in the seams once it's sewn}

{choose a long length of ribbon, cord or woven tape}

{use a bodkin to thread the ribbon through the bag}

{the two finished table cloth bags}

{blue Liberty bag with orange ribbon}

{finished cross-stitch bag with green ribbon drawstring}

I'll use the large bags instead of wrapping paper for presents and the small one is great for putting jewellery in when you're packing a going-away bag. I've got a few more table clothes and pretty tea towels to make some more with too - I like to stock up with them when I can.

3 comments:

  1. Make me one Trayns, but one for a boy, not one with all that flowery shit on.

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  2. I wish I had my sewing machine here!! These are so pretty and useful too.

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  3. Oh my pretty, you've not got your sewing machine out there? But it is so wee, you could take it back with you after Christmas maybe? x

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