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Sunday, August 8, 2010

lavender bag

With all the lavender
I was able to harvest,
I started working on some bags
for our clothes.


This little square is full of lavender,
protecting my dress
and smelling just so good!

Here is my technique:
first start with 4 squares, 3.5 x 3.5


sew a linen to a paisley, (twice)
with a 1/4 inch seam allowance


then stitch these 2 rectangles to one another
to make a 4-patch


press and iron everything flat.
Fold the square in half
and stitch the sides


Pinch the middle together
and pin matching the center.


Leave an opening, stitch across.
I always use 2 pins together to remind me to stop/start there.


Clip corners and turn right side out.


Press, insert lavender
and slip stitch the opening.


I used 2 strands of "coton perle" to make a loop.


and voila!

Here is another version,
with some appliques on the linen,
made by my Maman,
she used silk ribbon for the loop.


And here is more interesting version
with 3 connected squares
also made by my Maman.


The first 2 squares do not have the 4 patch.
The blue linen has some embroideries,
the other square is made of Liberty of London fabric.


The 4 patch square has also some embroideries
and a tassel.


The squares are stitched together at the corners
and 2 identical buttons are stitched over it,
making it beautiful on both sides.

Happy sewing!

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4 comments:

  1. Hi Morgane,
    love your Lavender pillow.TFS.
    Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  2. I love the smell of lavender and how lucky you can grow and harvest it. I love your little bags...very clever sewing! I love to put lavendar pillows in my clothing drawers to keep everything smelling nice.

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  3. You had me at lavender!! One of my favorite scents! (I won't tell you how I tortured the poor little plants I used to grow in my garden...) Thanks for sharing ... I've posted a link.

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