The House is Springed

December 22, 2008 at 11:41 pm 2 comments

We have been very busy spring cleaning ready for our xmas visitors, it’s a great incentive to clean out all the mess that seems to accumulate in a house of six over the year.

We received some beautiful ATC’s from Anne in France today. They are just amazing and Clauda has added them to her album. We are working on our return ATC’s but they might not arrive before xmas, so they might have to be New Year’s greetings.

annes-xmas-atc

I found a great tutorial at Gina’s blog (via Sharon’s Pin Tangle) for the little triangle gift bags. I drafted a pattern on A4 scrap paper using the protractor. This made the triangle 210mm (Gina suggested 9 ” [225mm]so mine is a tiny bit smaller).

triangle-for-bagI then followed Gina’s instructions to cut out two different fabrics and sew right sides together with a gap to turn. I then folded down the corners 40mm and sewed a casing for the cord.

flaps-sewn-down1The edges were brought together and slip stitched to form the pouch.

sewing-edges

Finally I threaded a double cord through to pull closed. This pouch was used for the bracelet gift from the previous post.

finished-t-bag

I will try the next one with a 50mm fold over to give a bigger opening. Gina warned me these are addictive!!

Claudia loves these and is currently working on some triangle shaped ATC’s to fit into the pouches. The funny coincidence is that Gina first bought one of these while visiting Brisbane and took it apart to work out how to make it.

Cheers

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Entry filed under: ATC's, Christmas, sewing.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. susan shepard  |  December 24, 2008 at 3:48 am

    What a cute idea. I’ll have to try it.

    Reply
  • 2. sharon young  |  December 26, 2008 at 6:15 am

    Lovely little pouch, Jo. Great idea

    Reply

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