A few me-made presents

Seeing as it’s coming round to ‘that’ time of year again (I can’t quite bring myself to say the big C word…) I thought I’d get cracking early with some little me-made pressies for some of the little people in my family! You can’t get simpler and easier than some pretty name bunting for nurseries or bedrooms and this is a great way of using up some of those larger scraps of fabric. All you need is some triangles of fabric - I double sided mine but you can easily use just one piece and cut out with pinking shears. I cut the letters out from felt and stuck down with fabric glue. So easy! If you wanted something a bit more detailed you could appliqué the letters on to the flags.

I decided to make some bags to present them in as well as I’ve been wanting to try out some transfer paper that I bought a while ago. I’m starting to see a lot of these calico bags in the shops now with initials or pictures printed on and so whipped up my own version for a fraction of the cost. I used Lesley Riley Transfer Artist Paper which is brilliant and can be used for printing on to lots of different surfaces, not just fabrics. Again, these bags were very quick and easy to make but add an extra touch which makes the whole present look really special.

Sandra’s also been crafting and has made a tote bag from the Cath Kidston ‘Sew’ book as a present for a certain someone - we won’t mention who just in case she’s reading!

So, the Christmas crafting has begun! Are you making any of your presents this year? Or is all your sewing time devoted to yourself?!

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