Monday, November 08, 2010
not just knitting going on
While card making, I also started on some Christmas gifts - some family members request them. My MIL gets a number of Sympathy, Thinking of You, Thank You and Birthday cards. (I used to make Get Well Soon cards, but she asked me to substitute Thinking of You - "At our age, we aren't really getting better..." is what she said).
To add to my MIL's birthday gift this year, I decided to sew up some gift bags. (Actually, I decided to do it when I found a container with a bunch of these already done, half done and cut out, ready to be finished)
Some are embellished with lace and ribbons, and some depend on Christmas based fabric.
I also had some red and gold satin ready to sew up (only red ones shown here). They really show the composition of the bags - so simple. Straight side seams, then I corner the bottoms to give it a more 3 dimensional feel. (By cornering, what I do is on the inside at the bottom of the side seams, I sew across the corner to fashion a squared off bottom. Sorry, I'm not really describing this well - it's early, and I'm on my first cup of coffee).
You can see it here
I also catch the ties in one of the side seams if I don't want to make a casing across the top - this allows for a really decorative type of tie.
When the bag is filled, the cornered bottoms help it sit flat, and the ties give it a luxurious look.