Wednesday, 8 February 2012
valentine heart lavender bag tutorial
cut a piece of ribbon 15cm in length, and fold it in half (wrong sides together) then place the ribbon 15cm across the rectangle, so the ends are just sticking out over the top. take a pin and pin the ribbon in place in the middle of the rectangle (well away from where you will be sewing)
fold over length ways and pin. Sew around the edge, leaving a gap at the bottom.(I marked the gap I leave with the pink pinheads) I always reverse and go back over the ribbon at the top, making sure it's really well secured. I sewed this by machine but you could it by hand using back stitch to make sure it was very secure.
clip the corners to reduce bulk, and then turn it inside out, watching out for that pin on the inside.
I stuffed mine with lavender, but you could use any dried flowers, or stuffing scented with some essential oils, or even just sprayed with your perfume.
I stitched this one by hand using some embroidery thread. The fabric was fraying terribly so I made a feature of it and frayed it some more, before sticking it onto a piece of card.