Swag bag

Is this month’s Craftseller magazine I came across a tutorial I knew would be perfect for my niece.

Craftseller magazine drawstring bag

Craftseller magazine drawstring bag

She will be 3 in a couple of weeks. The weather has been quite shocking today so I thought I would get ahead.
I’m expecting a parcel from Minervacrafts containing 3 projects worth of materials to land any day soon and my first post for them is on the 7th February.
Without finding exactly what I wanted amongst my stash I treated myself to a visit to my local fabric shop and came back with these.

Fabric World fabric

Fabric World fabric

Don’t you just love this fairy fabric?20140126-171028.jpg
I changed the fox for a simpler flower motif. I’m not sure my niece would appreciate a fox. 20140126-171119.jpg
With my niece just turning 3 I kept the cord length quite short but I can change it as she grows.

Eleni's drawstring bag

Eleni’s drawstring bag

Girls drawstring bag

I think it’s turned out well. I would love to have received this when my daughter was small.

Lined in gingham

Lined in gingham

This wasn’t the only thing I made this weekend. I also ran up a little something for my mum. But that will have to wait until she receives it in on her birthday, also in a couple of weeks time.

Love, Lucie xx

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. Infact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wastest make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

22 responses »

  1. lifeaworkinprogress.com

    A lovely project and brilliantly made. Well done you clever girl.

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  2. What a beautiful present. I’m sure she will be delighted.

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  3. How pretty and I love the fairy material – just the sort of thing my fairy mad youngest would love :)

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  4. Thats really lovely. I love your fabric choices (and yes I do love the fairies!). She is a lucky little girl!

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  5. That is so cute, and made so nicely!! Loved the fabrics and enjoyed your post. Sandy

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  6. A lovely bit of patchwork there Lucie. Your niece has an unusual name, very pretty.

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    • I’ve just realized, it’s my first piece of patchwork! Eleni is a greek name but there is nothing greek about our family! I think they chose it to be different but I’m sure it’ll catch on.It is a nice sized name for applique!

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  7. Whata lovely gift! Children love things with heir name on at that age don’t they? Lovely choice of fabric x

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  8. I have the pattern, I have the fabric, but I’m just not as organised as you are! Now I’ve seen what a beautiful job you did, I really should give it a try. It looks great! :)

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    • Just do it!
      I made the bag 5cm shorter as mine was for a very little person. I thought the instruction about where the string came out of the top, very ambiguous. It said ‘Make a button hole’ but didn’t show where or how. I just left a gap in the sewing up of the sides, to fall at the top, within the channel for the string. It looks fine this way.

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  9. Another admirer here! I was surprised when i saw the fabrics you chose. Clearly lack the vision. They work so well together.

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  10. A lovely little bag, and fabulous fabric. I made a bag for my daughter to keep her change of clothes in at Nursery, so I’m sure it will be hugely appreciated.

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    • Thankyou. I remember having a drawstring bag for the same reason for my daughter for nursery. However I wasn’t crafting like I do now so it would have been bought and not as personal.

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