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‘Flat Fat Bundle’ (FFB) Draw String Gift Bag

Hello everyone. Here is another simple machine sewing idea that’s cute as well as useful. I am always attracted to all those beautiful bundles of fabric where each piece is already cut to size and you don’t have to worry about deciding on colours because all that is done for you. They are great for quilting and applique projects but also perfect for making small, easy projects like this one.

The ‘FFB’ (Fat Flat Bundle) as they are often called in stores is made up of 5 or 6 pieces of fabric each measuring around 45cm x 55cm. Measurements will vary – some will be 50cm x 54xm others 49cm x 52cm, however it doesn’t matter for this project, you will just end up with slightly different size bags.

They are not only easy to make but can be very useful. I like the idea of using them to ‘wrap’ a gift instead of using wrapping paper. The bag can then be used by the recipient to carry and store their new gift. Much more useful, innovative and eco friendly than using wrapping paper. Here are some pics of gift ideas you could use the bags for – great to hold gifts for adults, babies, boys and girls. And great to hold the gift for any occasion – birthdays, baby showers, kitchen teas, thank yous etc etc

Here is how you make them. First you need to choose your fabric – try and choose fabrics where the patterns are facing all directions, so you don’t need to worry about them being the right way up on your finished product.

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Baby Crafts · Decorating Ideas · Great for a Craft Group · Simple Machine Sewing

Bird/ Owl Wall Hanging Part 2

Here are the instructions for the Bird Hanging. It is very simple just like the owl but there are some differences so here are some step by step instructions to help you out. If you need a pattern you can purchase and download mine.

Make your templates using my pattern or your own with plastic sheeting or card board. You will need 2 pattern pieces for the body and the wing

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Beginner Sewing Group · Decorating Ideas · Simple Machine Sewing

Simple Pom Pom Flag Bunting

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Here us a another simple sewing craft from my Craft Room with a Pattern to Download if you need it. A great way to add some decoration for a special celebration or just to brighten up one of the kids rooms. The style and look you want to create is only limited by your imagination. I have kept to a bright, floral theme but you could pick a more pastel palette to decorate for a baby shower or baby room.

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So here is what you need – a range of fabrics, Pom Pom garland and some twine. You will also need a sewing machine and scissors.

Here are the instructions on how you make the flags:

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Decorating Ideas · Simple Machine Sewing

Hippy Bunting – Simple Sewing with the Overlocker

This is a great craft if you have an overlocker. I purchased one late last year from ALDI for a good price. Its a Janome so I think it was a good buy. I’m not really a clothes sewer so I’m always on the look out for crafty ideas where I can use my new toy!

With bunting being so popular but also so fiddly to make I started to play around with the idea of trying to make it with my overlocker. With sewing and cutting happening at the same time I thought that trying it this way would cut out a few of the time consuming steps. This project is also a great way to get rid of all those scraps of material you don’t know what to do with.

So this is how I made this bunting, ‘overlocker style’. Continue reading “Hippy Bunting – Simple Sewing with the Overlocker”

Decorating Ideas · Simple Machine Sewing

Paper Doily Bunting

This effective decorating idea is cheap and easy to make. Great idea for decorating ta room for all kinds of events – parties, baby showers, kitchen teas etc. I have made them to decorate a church hall for a women’s event recently –  just to give the space that feminine touch! Continue reading “Paper Doily Bunting”