Last Saturday afternoon, I had a lovely time with my Mum - sewing up some party bags, ready for a little girls' tea party. It was good fun - as you can tell from the picture, we took regular tea and cake breaks, and, by the end of it, had a pile of pretty party bags to show for our efforts. Thanks, Mum!
The party bags we made were based on some given to my children by my friend Clare - these were one of her first ever sewing projects, and, two years on, they are still being used in shopping games around the house, and a favourite accessory to cart around all the many random items that small children like to cart around when going out.
I had bought a metre of the ice cream fabric ages ago - with no particular plans for it, other than I knew it would be a big hit with my children.
If you decide you want to make some of these little bags, then a metre of fabric is about the right amount for ten, plus a bit of contrast fabric for the handles and letters, and some Bondaweb for gluing them on.
|Super quick hair bobbles, made out of a gathered up circle of fabric, |
with a button sewn on at the end.
Head bands - sorry if this patronises anybody out there, but if you want them to fit children aged about four, then a 49cm by 6cm strips, followed by a 5cm strip of elastic to go in between to ends works well (and hopefully takes away the guessing work).
|Love how this handy gadget speeds up the turning process...|
That's about it! Now just add sweets and birthday cake...