The pattern for this mug bag is "Love a Cuppa" by the Australian designer The Birdhouse Patchwork Designs. This was supplied as a kit from Poppy Patch and included all the fabrics, lining fabric, 4 skeins of Cosmo embroidery thread and the pattern. Yesterday morning I was up at silly o'clock and my brain felt like a computer with all the tabs open so I shut myself away with some sewing and hand embroidered this cute design which will be hand appliqued to the front of the mug bag...
..the bag itself is simple to make, and the fabrics are placed onto a piece of fusible wadding - so no seams to match! For most of my bag projects I use a thin Pellon fusible wadding, H630 which I buy from Cross Patch. It's also great for table runners and small wall hings too. The lining is added to the back, and then machine quilted very simply in staight lines. I used a variegated pink King Tut thread for this, then hand appliqued the stitchery design in place...
...handles are added along with a button loop. I had a rummage in my button tin and chose a blue button with a shank for stitching onto the front of the bag. These would make great gifts for friends, and you could pop a few sachets of speciality tea bags inside too.
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