Friday, June 24, 2011

Goodie Bag Swap

My partner has finally received the package I sent along for the goodie bag swap so now I can share a little more about it.  I was starting to get really nervous about this since I mailed it back on June 1st.  I understand it had to fly half way around the world but waiting is not something I necessarily do well.

You may recall this picture of the back that I showed you before.  I used this tutorial to make up the bag.  Only making a few small changes.  Mostly because I think I did the corners wrong and ended up with something different.  But I like the way the corners made the bag less square.

Inside of the bag. 
I also made my partner a little case for her glasses.  I have to admit that I way underestimated the amount of time this one was going to take.  Sewing all of those little hexagons together.  I also had a bit of a hard time with the lining.  The seam wanted to keep popping open so I hope it is still together now that my partner has it.  I think sewing through the hexagons, interface, batting, and lining was just a little difficult for Bertha.  I added the layer of batting for a little extra protection since my partner mentioned this was going to be for her glasses and not sunglasses.  I used this tutorial for the case and matching fabrics from the bag.  The inside of the case is different it is a cute little love bird print just for fun.

I'm so glad that my partner has received it and is happy with the package I put together for her.  I was a little worries as always that she would receive it and hate it so there is always some sense of relief when you know they like what you have made.

The package I sent my partner.  Bag, eyeglass case, fabric scraps, and a Liberty of London journal.

Package I received.  Bag, zipper pouch, journal, notepads, and gummy candy.
Here's another look at the goddies I received in this swap.  I really love my bag too.  And it made the trip with me to Milwaukee and the zipper pouch was great to make sure I didn't loose any of the receipts I needed to keep and turn in for my expense report.  Being out of town means not much sewing has been taking place here but hopefully I'll have some fun things to show you all soon.


  1. You did a lovely job on your gift bag! Very cheery fabrics also. Love what you received also big roomy bag!

  2. Looking good, Greta! I love the FWQA! The blocks are so fun!


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