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B’day Gift

Hi,
Last weekend we had a birthday celebration in our Apartment. The B’day girl is 3 yr old and She is in our next apartment.
I wanted to make something Handmade for her with her name or initials in it.
First I thot I’ll make a Drawstring bag, Crayons holder and a wristlet.
I bought fabric and everything and had a detailed plan in my mind.
Inbetween I thot of a small Applique( think so) in the centre and drew a small freehand design in the cloth.
I started embroidering it ( after a very long time, I took the needle). It was very simple one.
I quickly finished it and hemmed the edges.
Then made the simple drawstring bad.I used fusing for the stiffness and used 2 fabrics.One for outside nad one for lining.
Both are of same type.It took almost 2 hrs for me to make this simple bag. I wanted it to be neat and it is for gifting so I had to keep up with the time.
Then I bought some Rose colour satin ribbon, gathered it by handstitching and then machine stitched it to the embroidery.
I finished this in the afternoon only and the b’day celebration was in the evening.So no time to make the rest of the things.
So here is the bag and its close-up.

Drawstring Bag

Drawstring Bag


Embroidery Close Up

Embroidery Close Up

Insides

Insides

Have a look and post ur comments.

Thanks,
Sangheetha.

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Practice!!

Hi All,

I like sewing, it is faster than most of other crafts that I do like crochet or embroidery etc. But perfection in sewing seems to be a distant dream and very difficult to attain. I have a very basic sewing machine and I try things on that. And this is my recent trial.

Pencil Case

Pencil Case

It is not perfect, yeah but at least I was able to finish it.

Flat Bottom of Pencil Case

Flat Bottom of Pencil Case

The main part was did by weaving different colors of satin ribbons, it is very easy and fun to do it.I used jute cloth ( from one of my old kurti ) for sides and lining and used a fusing for support.

Insides are spacious

Insides are spacious

I could not get any batting/sponge nearby so used only the fusing.

The pattern/tutorial is from here.

Zippered Pencil case

Zippered Pencil case


Have a look at the pics and let me know your comments.

Thanks,

Sangheetha.