These beautiful fabrics from the Pastel Floral Collection "Princess Rose" by Lecien (bought from Sew and So's at Bungay a few months ago) were just perfect for my latest project - a Secret Santa gift for one of my colleagues who just loves pink and who loves my bags - so this was the perfect combination, along with my favourite bag pattern, "Anna's Sminkepung" by the Norwegian designer AnnAKa, and a little bit of lace trimming from Little A Designs. The front of the bag has been quilted very simply in straight rows with a pink variegated King Tut quilting thread. I used a very small blind hemming stitch to attach the lace trimming into place after the quilting was completed and the top edge neatened ready for attaching the zipper...
...as the recipient loves pink so much, the bag is lined with the same pretty floral fabric that I used for binding the front edges before I inserted the zipper. Oh and yes, of course the zipper just had to be pink. One of my labels is tucked neatly inside the side seam too...
...and I even used a PINK ribbon to tie around the top of the cellophane bag! Of course I couldn't share this picture with you until AFTER she'd been given it at work on Christmas Eve - although she guessed straight away who her Secret Santa was - and she was absolutely thrilled with it!
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