Sunday, 18 September 2016

Finally a small sewing project completed....

Yay! Today I finally had the time and the motivation to finish a small sewing project!


My youngest daughter returns to university this coming week and, had asked me if I would make her a laundry bag to take with her so that she can keep her laundry off the floor of her room. Liking the sound of a tidy room,  I chose some fabrics from my precious 'Tilda' stash and set about making a simple drawstring laundry bag for her.



I wanted to add a label but I didn't have any ribbon or tape with any suitable motifs on.  I sat and gave this some thought and inspiration struck when I remembered that last year I had discovered that I could print onto fabric using freezer paper to stiffen the fabric so that it fed through my printer.  I had learned the technique using Kathy Shaw's excellent tutorial.  I immediately made myself a label which I was very pleased with.


I also added a little piece of trim along the seam between the two different fabrics at the bottom of the bag.


I made the casing by sewing two lines of stitches about three quarters of an inch apart and about two inches down from the top and, I fed the ribbon in through the two side seams.  All in all, I was very pleased with the result and I hope my daughter will enjoy using it! 


Sorry the photographs aren't brilliant but this wasn't the easiest project to take a photo of!

12 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful laundry bag, almost too pretty to use for dirty laundry! I'm sure she will love it and so will all the other girls at the university who see it. Very nice job!

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  2. Hi Christine i love this bag ,so pretty,your daughter will love this,well done xx

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  3. That's such a pretty laundry bag Christine. Love it.

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  4. Very pretty and a nice reminder of home xx

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  5. Giving up your precious Tilda stash - true love! Lovely project Christine x

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    1. Thank you Lynda! It was quick and fun! Christine x

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  6. Liebe Christine,
    ich musste jetzt mal ordentlich lachen, deine Tochter hat dich ein wenig unter Druck gesetzt und schon näht Mama diesen tollen Wäschesack. Wir freuen uns immer wenn wir unseren Kindern etwas gutes tun können, grins, und unsere Kinder wissen genau wie wir funktionieren, grins!
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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  7. Looks great! Love the label and the fabrics are so sweet. I'm sure it will be super useful to her at Uni.

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  8. I honestly think this is the prettiest laundry bag I have ever seen. I love the fabrics. You did a beautiful job!

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  9. I'm sure it feels really good to have something finished! I think one of the best things of sewing is to sew for others! Sure your daughter will love it. Have a nice week, Ariadna.

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  10. This is the nicest laundry bag I have ever seen. I bet your daughter loves it.
    KATRIN W.

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  11. Liebe Christine,
    ja so ist es mit uns Müttern, die lieben Töchter haben einen Wunsch und wir setzen uns hin und schon ist es vollbracht. Ein ganz süßen Wäschesack hat ihre Tochter bekommen aus wunderschönen Tildastoffen.
    Liebe Grüße
    Uta

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