Saturday 4 February 2012

Holiday sewing part 3 -drawstring bags and other bits and bobs

This is the final bit of holiday sewing I want to share with you today. I decided to take my Ruby Star Spring linen throw with me in holiday so I could work on the bee cross stitching a bit and also knit a new pair of socks during the flight. And to carry and protect all of this in style a couple of bags are of course required.

I made two drawstring bags using this popular tutorial. It is well written and easy to follow and makes as you can see perfect bags. For the one with the VW bully I fussy cut the bus from a print I bought last year in Germany and added a border at the bottom of Echino cameras and the top is a left over Kaffe Fassett print. The one to the right uses Ruby Star Spring fabric throughout.

The VW bully bag is abut 11 inches and I didn't think my embroidery hoop would fit in it but it does with everything else. How fantastic is that !

Then I though I needed a purse to keep the thread and scissors separate so I made with my laminated 'Going Coastal' fabric a purse.

And to top it all a mini travel-needlebook was also required for which I again used my favourite Ruby Star Rising fabric 'Vintage Ladies' for. I think this is actually my favourite piece of my holiday sewing collection as it is so cute and because I used a clever hook for my mini scissors to ensure they don't go walk about (the blade is only 1 inch long). The lining is from the new Momo line 'Half Moon'. 


  1. well done, you certainly used your time well xx

  2. Love all those - do not love that you are sunning yourself right now!!!

  3. Clever girl.You've made a great traveling sewing kit!

  4. Very useful and so bright and cheerful for looking at when travelling, great makes.

  5. These are all so cute, I especially love the needle book, I think there is one in my future.

  6. I love the needlebook, practical and beautiful at the same time! Hope you enjoyed St Lucia, we had a great honeymoon there.


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