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.
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.
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