Gift and remnants

About 5 years ago I bought some fabric with the same design as  the old postbags used in our little country. I made two bags with them (which you can find here and here), but there was still a bit left.

So for Father’s day this year I decided to make a toilet bag for my husband.

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I started with cutting 2 rectangular pieces from the fabric, as well as 2 similar pieces for the lining. This fabric is coated, and therefore perfect for the inside of this bag.



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The zipper was sewn in between both layers.

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The boxed bag was sewn together with right fabric and lining at once. I tried to make pictures of this, but it was too hard to see anything. There are many tutorials on youtube about how to do this.

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So there it is; a boxed pouch with no raw edges!

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Something else what has been on my shelves for a long time are red fabrics my mother-in-law brought with her from India. I did make a blouse with them, but had leftovers which I didn’t really know what to do with. The fabric is very thin and slippery, almost silky. and most pieces were too small to really use; except for a patchwork infinity scarf.

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I’ve sewn the pieces together with straight lines, folded the whole piece and stitched the long side. Then it was turned right side out and both ends were sewn together, leaving a small piece to handstitch.


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Groetjes, Dorien

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