These small toiletry bags are my favourite small quilted projects, and I've been busy making two more for two very special friends that I am spending some time with over the next few days. I've used 2 different Lecien collections - the first is Durham Anew, and this fabric was purchased last year from Sew and So's in Bungay. I've added some cream vintage lace trimming along the binding and used a lemon coloured zipper. This was quilted very simply in a 2" cross-hatch design, using a variegated pink King Tut quilting thread. The pattern? Well these are based on a pattern by the Norwegian designer AnnAKa called Annas Sminkepung and I have modified the pattern a bit, as I tend to make these little bags different sizes depending on the size of fabric and trimmings I've already prepared.....
.....and secondly I have used Flower Sugar, again a Lecien print, which I have combined with some white broderie anglais - I think this looks really pretty and fresh. I trimmed the binding edge with white ric-rac and used a white zipper to keep it looking bright and fresh. And labels? I added a label to the inside seam on the first toiletry bag, and as you can see I added a label as a "tab" on the second bag, along with a hanging tab so it can be hung up on a hook in your bathroom or bedroom. I do hope my friends will be pleased with these. Right now these toiletry bags are going to be packed in my case as I'm going on a trip for a few days to Birmingham - more about that tomorrow!
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