I had a wonderful weekend of Christmas pressie sewing. Saturday, I embroidered 3 shoes onto fabric for the shoe bags, Sunday I completed one bag so I could see the end result, very happy I must say.
I wanted to put a bit of "bling" on the shoes so decided to embroider some flowers and put some beads in the centre of the flowers.
I had a couple of strips left over from making this quilt, I have had the strips sitting in my craft room since September and trying to come up with an idea of how I could use them, Sunday morning whilst sitting in my craft room "the light blub came on", I've always wanted to make some of the quilted zippy fabric bags I've seen around the blogs for a few years so I searched in my folders of patterns etc. Frist I cut the strips into 2-1/2" strips and sewed them together in the measurements of the pattern. I managed to have enough for 3 bags, WOW so happy.
Next I quilted the fabric with just a simple diagonal each way forming a cross on the fabric. Even though it's simple it still took quite a bit of time to do this on three of them.
The finished bag and two quilt blocks ready to make into bags.
Of course the afternoon couldn't go by without a nice cup of tea and some chocolate, LOL....
Voila, the bag up close, I am very happy with the finished bag and it was so easy to make, these will make great Christmas pressies. I can see myself making many more of these for gifts.