A good way to wrap up little presents is by putting them in a small bag and then wrapping some see-trough cellophane around the lot. So back in June when I needed to pack up some small bits and bobs for the teachers of my offspring, I made these little all purpose bags.
The patchwork band goes all the way around,so does the ribbon. They measure in at about 15 cm wide, 10 cm high and another 10 cm deep. Without the handles that is. Our house is pretty much littered with bags like these in all kinds of colors and designs. Ideal for storing those little cluttery toys in.
For these ones I went for a soft lilac palette. Some crisp looking dots and flowery gingham for the border and some fun ribbon with a splash of bright red in it. The lining is a small lilac gingham.
Out of the left overs I made a small bag for myself. It sits by my sewing machine and picks up loose threads.
Even though it's modeling here with some yarn... cause let's face it, yarn makes a prettier picture than loose threads and clippings.
It's a different size and sports a different ribbon but the fabrics and patchwork band are exactly the same. I ended up using a sturdier interfacing for this one as it needs to stand up firmly to really serve it's purpose.
But all in all, not bad for a leftover...