Friday, 7 May 2010
'Master M' has been invited to a classmates birthday party this week and the little girl has a twin sister. Very cute. So what to give as a present? I desperately wanted the present to have a handmade element so after discussion with 'Master M' we decided upon a handmade little bag for each of the girls, a la Cath Kidston style, filled with a few bits and bats.
So once everyone was in bed last night I set out my stall and began sewing, hooray my favourite time of day! I used fabrics from my stash and freestyled it as I didn't have a pattern. I must say I'm very pleased with the results.
I wanted the bags to be lined with a fixed lining and I managed to work out how to do that, though the seams were a little bulky. I intend to have a look around blogland for a tutorial on this at somepoint, if anyone knows where there is such a tutorial please do let me know!
I made the girls bags out of Alexander Henry's First Spring, one in blue and one in pink. I then lined them and made the handles in coordinating fabrics, the blue one in a red gingham from Tanya Whelan's Darla collection and the pink one in a Robert Kauffman blue and brown polka dot. I also put each girls initial on their respective bag in felt. I hope you agree they look great for my 1st attempt!
Anyway must dash kids to get to school and all....