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

  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.

  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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