Swap - What I Made

As per usual I left my swap item til the last minute, which coincidentally was the same time as I started to experience my first ever bout of morning sickness - blergh! What's with that...third time lucky??

So I wasn't too keen to make a start on my swap piece and admittedly it became a little rushed towards the end but I hear that my swap partner was happy to receive a bag for her hand sewing and has been using it. I put some goodies in the bag too, a quick unpick, some thread cutters, hem gauge thingymajig, folding scissors and a needle nest (a magnetic case for her needles) hopefully things she can keep in the bag for her hand sewing.

My partner requested modern country/romantic fabric which threw me a little and this is what I ended up with (after a million fabric changes, even whilst halfway through making the bag. I hate being so indecisive.)

*I have just noticed that these pics are before the bag went through the machine so there were no pen lines on the bag when I sent it off!*

I used this tute here, how beautiful is the Hushabye fabric range!

The tute says to sew 3 pockets into the outside part and after doing that on 1 side I decided to only do 2 pockets on the other side because they were so small I could hardly get my hand into them.


  1. You have done a beautiful job Vik, I love this bag. I bet the quilted effect made it feel just beautiful! No doubt it was hard to part with (or did you whip one up for yourself as well?) Lucky recipient!!

  2. AAhhh, now I know who made it for me! I know I haven't blogged it yet, but I wanted you to know I use, I love it and I feel really spoilt!! My fave bit is the magnetic pin holder, I rambled to Emma about it as I've NEVER seen one, that made my day!!!

    Thank you, I'm truly truly in love with it :D