Nov. 11th, 2010

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I took clearer photos of the four baskets (made two weekends ago) that I'm donating to my mother's church bazaar.

And here's last night's project. The pattern for these little gift bags came from The little blurb advertising the pattern on the site showed a photo of three bags and said something like "based on lunch sacks, these bags can practically be whipped up over a lunch break!" (Not the exact wording because I can't find the original page where I saw that blurb, but close enough.)

Very misleading including that blurb with a photo of three bags! As you can see, I still haven't sewn a button on the last bag, and I worked on them from 7:00 - 10:30 last night, and then spent half an hour this morning on them as well.



I used some fat quarters that I'd bought for making baskets, but then discovered the pattern on the fabric was very directional in the wrong direction for the baskets. I'll use these for a couple gifts to my team members at work.

I followed the directions on the pattern (which ends up with something really fancy for how small it is, with a full lining and even some hand-stitching in the lining). Next time, I know another way to do it that should look the same and be faster. I think it's weird though, that they have you spending all that time making such a nice lining for such a tiny bag, and then the directions say to cut out a piece of heavy cardboard and place it in the bottom of the finished bag. Um. That's not pretty. No cardboard in these.


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