Sunday, May 16, 2010

Too Darn Cute!

NOW I can show you what I was making for my students the other day. Charmed gift bags! Aren't they adorable?


Kim Walus of Bitty Bits and Pieces designed the bags to hold charm packs, and the "recipe" can be found at the Moda Bake Shop HERE. Kim often has great patterns and tutorials on her blog (right now she has a couple posts that demonstrate how to make cute crocheted flowers and covered button centers). For these bags, I just used fabrics pulled from my stash--four fat quarters will yield three of these cute little bags. All of the bags were made with the same floral for the outside, but I made the linings, handles, and pleated edges from several different coordinated fabrics.


I thought these bags, which hold charm packs nicely, fit well with the Schnibbles/pre-cuts theme of the class as did the "nibbles" I put in the bags. You might want to make up a couple of these to hold graduation gifts or summer vacation goodies. Or bridal shower gifts--after all, it's getting to be that time of the year. Isn't it crazy how quickly the year is flying by? I hope you're enjoying your weekend!

16 comments:

Fiesta said...

They are adorable

~Jess said...

They are awesome! Is that a Mary Engelbreit flower print on the outside?

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

So cute! I like how all the bags have the flower print and then you changed up the other fabrics. Unifies them so nicely.

Dianne said...

cute cute cute! the ideas are already swirling around in my head :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

How very cute! Love the fabric you used.

Darlene said...

Very cute, indeed. I'm going to take a class just to get all the goodies. LOL

Brandie said...

Those really are cute bags. You spoil your students. That's probably why they come back.

PunkiePie said...

Yet another reason why I'm sad that I don't live closer! That black outer fabric - would you happen to remember the name of it?? I LOVE it!

call me crazy said...

How fun! They are adorable!~ I thought of Mary Engelbreit right away too, ~such a cheery print! I wish I lived close enough to take a class from you! ;-)

Carol said...

How fun! I want to take a class with you too, it would be a blast.

sunny said...

You're right - they are too darn cute! I think I'll make a few to use as gift bags. Thanks for a great idea.

Jen in NY said...

Love 'em, Kim! Really sweet bags!

Mary said...

They are so cute. Now I have to get busy and make a couple. You are right, great for small gifts. Thank you.

Sinta Renee said...

Your bags are even cuter than the ones I have seen! Love the fabrics, you are a wonderful teacher... I had never even thought of a "gift" for a student!

txag80 said...

Kim! These were the sweetest treats - you know how we women love our "gift with purchase". I had a great time at the class on Saturday - you are a patient, laid back and knowlegable teacher. The little bags were indeed "charming."
I managed to get all my tiny squares made this weekend and now need to bring them together as one!
Cheers!

Kathy said...

Just darling!