We had a massive lavender bush in the garden that I’ve been fighting to keep. However, I lost my battle & we dug the lavender up. I kept as many of the flowers as I could & finally got around to taking them off the stems. I wanted to do something with them so I made some little bags & filled them with the lavender. I’ll probably give some away as gifts for Christmas but for the most part, this was just an experiment. The most difficult thing was taking the lavender off the stems! It took ages & made the whole house smell of lavender! But it was totally worth it. The lavender bags look, and smell great!
This week I bring you a tutorial for sewing little bags. It’s not rocket science, but they sure are pretty!
I made six bags from different pieces of left over fabric, some vintage, some Cath Kidston. I mainly picked up the ribbon from different places. They were all different sizes, which is fine as they aren’t for anything specific.
Firstly, I ironed the fabric. I have learnt that this helps no end when sewing things. I also ironed the hem before I put it through the machine. This helps to make sure that the hem is even before pinning.
I sewed three sides to make the edges neat, then folded the top over to create a section for the ribbon to go through. Be careful not to sew the ribbon into this bit! Then I simply stitched the side and the bottom. It couldn’t be easier & they only take about 5 minutes to make
This is a great way to use up any spare fabric & fabric and they can be used for so many things. Have a go & let me know how you get on!