When I looked at the calendar this morning and realized there were only 18 days left in June, I decided that if I wanted to get some things checked off my 2015 Finish Along Q2 Goals List, I’d better get a move on it.
I chose one of the embroidered pieces that was in need of turning into something and I sewed up this drawstring gift bag to add to our collection of Christmas gift bags. (We are trying to replace paper gift wrap with items such as boxes, bags and tins that are reusable year after year.) The finished bag measures approximately 14″X19″.
I only had a fat quarter of that blue Christmas tree print so for the back and drawstring casing, I used some blue gingham check fabric that I acquired when I bought a big bag of fabric scraps for $4 at Value Village.
To give the bag some extra body and durability, I lined it with fabric from a white thrifted sheet.
The embroidered snowman was a free pattern designed by Barbara Parrish on Redwork.info. It doesn’t seem to be available anymore.
One down and several more to go!