Thursday, 8 July 2010

mini beach bag ~ fun in the sun crafty ribbons

mini gingham beach bag

I made this mini beach bag for the Crafty Ribbons Fun in the Sun challenge. I used turquoise and white gingham for the main part of the bag and a multi-colour pastel plaid cotton for the front pocket – it is trimmed with one of the Fun in the Sun ribbons which has beachy things on it. I used blue deckchair stripe grosgrain ribbon for handles, which I bought from their fabulous site – my new favourite source for ribbons.


This bag is gusseted (I have been wanting to try out a gusseted bag) and lined with the gingham. It is interfaced for strength and stability. I used the same method of double-folding and double-stitching the top hem and handles as for the party bags I make – this makes them really strong and durable.




Here is the selection of Fun in the Sun ribbons I received for the challenge:


I used some shells from my beach treasures for props!

Now I'm off to finish my other projects for the challenge..


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  1. I really like the combination of gingham and has a light summer feel...

  2. wow that bag is sweet! and i really like your photos! i am following you now (in the nicest way possible)!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog this week and for leaving the comments. I love the Mad Hatter Costume-brilliant! The photos were great too. Any ideas for a Halloween Birthday party for kids? I can't sew much and I am thinking of doing something with skeletons.

  4. I love this happy little bag. It's so bright and cheery!! Visiting from Saturday Spotlight

  5. What an adorable bag! So cute! You're talented, lady! Thanks for linking up!

  6. Oh I love this! So cute! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

  7. LOVE the beach bag! i am always needing another one. that ribbon is super cute.

  8. So cute & love the ribbon choices!! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

  9. I love your bag. The colors and patterns are just beautiful!


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