Treat Bag Tutorial

Here is the wonderful Treat Bag Tutorial put together by Celeste – I think you’ll all agree that it’s a real stunner, and the instructions put together are superb!

Due to the difficulties of learning to use the WordPress platform, and to allow us to get this published on time, this tutorial has been prepared in a .pdf format.  Hopefully I can work out myself how to get this file attached here so you can download it! 😉

As always, please feel free to leave any questions and/or feedback in the comments section of this post.

Enjoy! 🙂

Treat Bag Tutorial instructions are here (please click for .pdf).

Embellished bag Class

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Welcome Everyone to the Embellished bag class weekend. All the pictures are clickable and shall lead you to a larger view.
You can see the list of materials needed

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Step 1: Cut backing fabric slightly larger than stitched piece, For this particular design I have allowed 5cm from the edge of the design to the seam and 1cm for my seam. For the top allow the depth of your lace plus a further 5cm for turning over to make the top neat. – As you can see ffrom my picture I didn’t remember to allow extra at the top and so had to make a cuff.

 Step 2: Either hand sew or machine stitch the 2 sides and the bottom together

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 Step 3: Trim the corner so that when you turn it to the right sides and gently push the corners out they won’t be bulky

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 Step 4: Turn the bag right sides out.

 APOLOGIES EVERYONE – I cannot seem to get pictures to upload; WordPress and I don’t seem to get along so I will have to continue without pictures.

Step 5: Measure the top of your bag (mine was 15cm) and cut your lace that size. Pin or tack your chosen lace to the top of the front of your back, then handsew into place only going through the lace and the front of the bag.

Step 6: Pin or tack your ribbon or cord for the handle (this should be cut to your chosen size), either to the inside of the bag where you can’t see the tails or to the outside of the bag where you will see the tails, then handstitch into place securely.

Step 7: Measure the size of the bottom of your bag and cut the beaded ribbon to size. Pin or tack into place on the back of your bag at the bottom so you can see the beads hanging down. Hand sew into place.

Step 8: I added some tiny glass beads to the ends of my lace for extra adornment. You could do the same.

This type of bag lends itself to all sorts of designs and sizes and trims. Let you imagination run riot instead of beads and lace you could add tassels and pom poms, ribbon and cording etc etc.

I really hope this was clear. If not, please feel free to ask any question by posting in the comments.

Remember too that this is my way of making these bags I’m sure there are other easier ways than this, but this is how I do them.

If you do make a bag please share it with us all so we can see.

 

Embellished bag materials list

Hi everyone!

We shall be having an embellished bag class weekend on 20 -21 October. Hope that you’ll join us.

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Here’s a list of what you’ll need to make an embellished bag

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Materials:

  • stitched piece, leaving a generous margin around the design. My design was 9 cm x 16cm (3 1/2″ x 6″)  and I added a 1-cm seam allowances for this project
  • fabric  of the same size – I tend to cut mine slightly larger
  • ribbon for the hanger
  • Beaded trim
  • lace
  • sewing thread that matches.

Tools:

  • ruler or measurer’s tape
  • scissors
  • (optional) pinking shears
  • pins
  • seam ripper or small pointed scissors
  • chopstick or whatnot to turn your work inside out and make crisp corners
  • hand-sewing needle
  • Sewing machine (optional)

This is a very easy project, and while a sewing machine will make your work go quicker, you can do this by hand. Anyone can do this project – it’s really easy peasy!

Please feel free to ask if you have any question. We all know there is no such thing as a dumb question ;)

Finish-Along for AnneS

I made a real effort today to finish something off for this month’s theme of stitching accessories for the Finish-Along.  I’ve been taking photos ready for a needleroll tutorial for later next year, and while I was at it managed to finish another needleroll as well.

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Planted Hearts by Lavender Wings
Stitched on 32ct waterlily linen
using recommended threads & beads

As well as the needleroll, I also dragged something else out of the finishing pile that’s been there for well over a year now – I finally put together my Thistle Bag.

Thistle Bag by M Designs

Thistle Bag by M Designs
stitched using recommended fabric & threads