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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Too cute for a rubbish bag.

Hello,

Today I put the binding on this little rubbish bag that I made last night. It is for sewing threads etc. A handy bin to have beside my sewing machine while I sew.Fellow blogger Lisa kindly sent me the pattern earlier on in the year. The front of the bag is supposed to have a stitchery pattern with a house surrounded by flowers. I had this machine embroidery sample that was a test sew-out in my cupboard so decided to use it,although I realise a cream fabric would have matched the main fabric a lot better.

This is how it looks folded up. There is also a little ric-rac handle on the inside. I made only one slight change to it. I hand sewed on the base. I found this much easier to handle rather than battling with the machine. If I made it again I would probably put some form of stiffening in the base as well as the side. There is some shapewell in the sides to help make it stiff.


Too cute for a Rubbish Bag!!!
Happy Days.
Bev C

14 comments:

Terriaw said...

That is a cute bucket for catching threads and things. I really love making these for catching all sorts of doo-dads, like cotton balls in the bathroom and pens and pencils in my sewing room. Cute fabrics for your project!

Francien said...

What a lovely little bag great fabric too..i would not use it either as a rubbish bag...i got a bag simular like yours for my hexies..yours looks very nice!! well done!
greetings from Holland...Francien.

*kelebek*-* said...

çok çok çok güzelll..

Maria said...

What a lovely little rubbish bag Bev.

allsewnup said...

Very cute.

Carolyn

Mylene said...

I LOve it! You finished it perfectly, well done!

Hope you are having a happy week.

Pauline said...

Bev, get that lovely bag out of the garden! what on earth is it doing there? You must take care of your beautiful things!

Oh heck, I've been child minding too long, they have done my head in! :)

But only two more sleeps to go!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Really cute Bev.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Great idea to use a machine embroidery, it turned out beautifully!
Jane.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Your bag is fantastic...and the fabric and machine embroidery match perfectly!
Lisa

Anita said...

Come now Bev! Let's use our imagination. You should used that as a rubbish bag....tell all the members of your family it is your rubbish bag, then hide all your chocolates in there!!!! Just hope they don't throw some of their rubbish in it though!! Kind regards, Anita.

Cybele's patch said...

It is gorgeous Bev. You could use the basket for many things. But it is also a joy just to look at!

Michelle said...

Very pretty, as well as handy!

Cath Ü said...

Love it Bev .... so cute...
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