A few months ago I bought these gorgeous Lecien fabrics from Sew and So's in Bungay - and they are perfect for these toiletry bags. I trimmed this bag with some vintage cotton lace which was sewn into the seams before I quilted it. These bags don't take too long to make, so I tend to quilt these small bags in a cross-hatch design, which is ideal for a quickie.....
.....and added one of my labels, "made with the hand, given from the heart" which I have sewn inside to one of the side seams.....
.....I used my favourite AnnAKa pattern, Anna's Sminkepung, and although I followed the instructions for the original bag, I have changed the dimensions. And yes, I took this photo this morning in my garden - although the lawn was frosty, the sun was shining and these looked beautiful.....
.....I completely changed the layout of this bag, but still followed the pattern for the construction. It looks completely different to the original design! This one was trimmed with the same vintage cotton lace, only I decided to use it along both edges of the zipper binding.
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