Sew & Tell Friday: The Little Red Bag

Remember the little blue bag, my very first sewing project? This week I finished a little red bag (one of two):

Take a few stripes from a Moda honey bun (I used Aster Manor), sew them together.

Choose lining fabric, layer with batting, sew, turn right side out, hand-stitch opening closed – and voilĂ :

Quilt in the ditch (aka along the seams of the honey bun stripes) with nylon thread, fold, hand-stitch sides closed and as easy as that the itty-bitty bag is finished:

This is what the inside looks like.

It’s just perfect for small gifts like a CD or some bags of tea or a nice card with a gift certificate. And don’t you just love those reds?
simply square button

Sew & Tell is organised by Amy. Click on the button to see what kind of projects other people finished this week!

Edited to add: I cut the jelly roll / honey bun stripes in half before sewing them together!

17 thoughts on “Sew & Tell Friday: The Little Red Bag

  1. Dee

    This is so amazing I’m…amazed! I love it and just bookmarked it as a quilt project to do!

    The colors are exquisite and the idea is nothing short of brilliant!

    Thanks for sharing such a fabulous Friday Finish!


  2. Sandra Schwab

    Thank you all for your comments! THis itty-bitty bag was inspired by Lyn Roberts’s patchwork purse in THE CRAFTER’S COMPANION. I aligned the stripes differently, used somewhat different dimensions altogether, and didn’t blanket stitch around the edges. Instead, I closed the sides with nylon thread, so the side seams are more or less invisible.

    I added a little bow to the blue bag, and I’m thinking a cream-coloured yo-yo would make a nice embellishment for the red bag.

  3. Rene'

    Oh my Gosh!! How cute is this bag?!?!?!!! Totally love it. Great idea for gifting CDs, gift cards, etc. as you said. I so need to make one of these. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kate

    This is just what I’ve been looking for. I work in an office and need to come up with a gift for my admin pool (4 of them) that support me throughout the year. This is a PERFECT idea to make and tuck a gift certificate inside!! LOVE IT! Oh, this may be good for stocking stuffers too. I have 4 daughters; all in their 20’s. This would work for them too. You’re the BEST!

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