Christmas Cheer is a pattern by an Australian designer Janelle Wind and has been in my pattern box for several years. I'd originally made some a few years ago, and I don't know why I haven't made more of these, as they look so much nicer than a normal bottle bag! I used some festive fabrics from the Scandinavian Christmas 2 collection by Lynette Anderson Designs for this project which I'd bought from Cross Patch, along with the variegated red Valdani perle 12wt thread that was used for the hand embroidery...
...fabrics from the same collection were used for the lining and the handle, and the front flap is trimmed with ric-rac. The machine quilting was kept very simple, using a variegated green King Tut quilting thread in a cross hatch design...
...here's the finished article, with a bottle of fizz inside, before it was given as a special gift for Christmas. I'm planning on making a few more of these ready for 2021 when hopefully we'll be able to spend more time celebrating with our loved ones.
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