Friday, 6 January 2012

Secret Santa

I can now show you some of my handmade Christmas gifts. This is a Bento Lunch Bag from Ayumi's fantastic tutorial on Pink Penguin.  The instructions were very clear and I saved the small triangles cut from the base of the bag to make "tags" on the ribbons.  When I make it next time I would cut the interfacing 1/4 inch smaller to lessen the bulk in the seams.

The bag was made from 2 tea towls from the V&A Feldman range, a 1954 reproduction of David Whitehead Ltd of Rawtenstall, Lancashire.  It is lined with the pink gingham oilcloth and a wee bit of Orla Kiely for the top cover.

This little pouch is inspired by Poppy Treffry (love, love love Poppy Treffry and she has a fantastic book too).  I used the instructions in "The Bag Making Bible" by Lisa Lam of U-handbag. I think I need a bit more practice on my free motion embroidery - though as my handwriting is pretty bad then there is not much hope!

......and this is for me ....but it's not finished yet.  I'm loving the linen with the bright colours.Posted by Picasa


  1. the bento bag has come out brilliantly, great fabric!

    I don't know what you're talking about your freemotion work looks great to me :)

    I tried having a go this weekend and thought it was actually not as bad as I expected but then my foot broke! Aye the machine foot of course not my own foot! I'll have to wait til next month to replace it but I'll definitely give it another go.

  2. I have been looking at a similar fabric on Ebay (your tea towels)... It is a beautiful print! these are beautiful! Happy New year!

  3. I'm a big Poppy Teffrey fan too! And I love your lunch bag! Great fabrics! Jxo

  4. YOu've made some gorgeous stuff! I disagree, I think your fme is lovely. Both those books are fab, I agree with that one!