Monday, 28 September 2009
Another successful 100% homemade craft project
It's a scented lavender pouch for my future SIL's birthday, even the lavender is homegrown, quite chuffed about that.
To make it I measured two rectangular pieces of fabric and cut around the shape, mine was 6inches by 5 inches with a centimetre extra each side for sewing. I had a patterned fabric for once side and then a cream minkee-type fabric for the back.
Pin the two pieces of cloth together right sides facing, and then sew three edges leaving the top open.
Then fold over 1-2 cms of the top edge, pin and sew using a back-stitch to make a neat edge for the opening of the pouch.
Turn inside out, poke out corners and then iron.
Sew on two coordinating buttons on the front for decoration.
Secure a length of ribbon to the back of the bag about 2 inches down from the top opening, with a few small stitches (to stop it from sliding off)
Then fill pouch with lavender (or any other kind of pot pourri/petals/herbs you want) and tie the ribbon tightly to secure it all in.
I have also made some drinks coasters in the same material for her.
My next project is to make some things for a work colleague who is leaving on maternity leave in 2 weeks to have twin boys, I am thinking maybe some homemade bibs and burp cloths, but am open to ideas if you can think of anything/know of a good tutorial for baby gifts?
Then it's on to Christmas gifts...