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Sew & Tell Friday … er … on Saturday

or, On the Search for the Religiously Neutral Christmas Present 🙂

Take: One of the patterns from Gail Pan’s lovely A Christmas Wish BOM.

Trace, stitch, cut out, add a backing and a nice ribbon, stitch together, turn, stuff – finished!


Nice, easy, oh-so-fast, and the result is just lovely. Instead of the normal cotton stuffing, you could also use some dried lavendar and thus transform your pendant into a moth repellant. 🙂
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Sew & Tell is organised by Amy. Click on the button to see what kind of projects other people finished this week!

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 voilà:

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?
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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!