Friday, December 3, 2010

Countdown To Christmas: Fabric Scrap Bag

Three more weeks to go... Do you need a little homemade gift you can create for a crafty friend? Or someone who appreciates crafts? Or perhaps for yourself?? ;)

I had help from my mother to create a Square Scallop fabric scrap bag for my Regionals roomie gift for Rosemary. I originally saw this bag at a Syracuse shoebox swap, made by 'LauraCrr' on SCS. Thank goodness my mom, who is a quilter, was here to help me. I would have never made it through! I did all the cutting; Mom did all the sewing. And Little Missy was standing by to cut the thread for Grandma.

We made one scrap bag for Rosemary using Candy Cane Christmas designer fabric and one for me using Deck the Halls designer fabric (pg. 16 of the Holiday mini catalog, $9.95 each for an extra large fat quarter).

The bags are made by cutting pieces using the Square Scallop die and the Big Shot, making a sandwich with batting in the middle, and sewing. Then these sandwiches are stitched together into a bag. We kinda winged it since all I had was photos, no instructions. They came out good!

And here is my cat Gizmo hamming it up for the camera.

Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Yapha said...

Such cute bags! What a fabulous roommate gift! They came out great!

Heidi Baks said...

IF I was going to Leadership, would this entice you to room with me? LOL! Next year, for sure!!

Adriana Benitez said...

Great idea. (And your cat is just too cute!)

angelswhostamp said...

I can see that I need to dig out my sewing machine and my cat wanted to know if Gizmo would fb with him

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

LOL, you need to put a tag on this one 'Gizmo-tested, Gizmo-approved', Heidi. Your roommate is going to love you for sure!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

I've had these on my list to make for a while! Yours are so cute!

Carmen said...

I've never seen this before and I love it!! very cute and I'm sure your roomie will love it!

Shelley said...

Love these scrap bags! I may have to find my sewing machine and see if I can pull this off.

Holly said...

How does this stay on the table? is there a weight on that side.. Great idea and a perfect gift for a crafter..

Heidi Baks said...

There are marbles in the bag on the tabletop. Bean bags would work too.