I recently used up the last of my "Simplicity" fabric and was searching for another range to use for toilettry bags. I particularly like designs by 3 Sisters for Moda, and their newest range, Etchings, is gorgeous. Luckily my local quilt shop, Quilters Haven have got several bolts of this in stock! So, while I was at quilt group on Thursday evening, I picked up a fat quarter bundle to play with.....
.....these fabrics are so pretty - I really didn't want to cut them up! But, I had bought them for a particular project, and as Mr F was on a shoot all day on Saturday, I was able to get the sewing machine out and get creative.....
.....a few hours (and a little bit of swearing!) later, I'd completed another Toalettveske. I used the grey script-print for the lining, and then I decided to trim this toilettry bag with some vintage lace (had a good rummage in a charity shop recently and was amazed at what I found). I have got used to this method of inserting zippers now.....
.....I even had enough fabric to make this matching cosmetic bag too. More vintage lace trimming - I bought metres of lace from a charity shop for just a few pence. I love it - it looks so pretty.....
......this set is a present for a very special friend - but I can't let on who she is just yet though, incase she reads my blog! I really can't wait to cut up the beautiful fabrics in the kit that my friend Eva gave me, and make one for myself as the other two were given as gifts - the "Simplicity" one was for my sister, for her birthday, and the batik one will soon be going to a new home.
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