Monday, January 14, 2013

Valentine's Day 2013 - Fabric Gift Bags & Envelope Style Pillow Covers + Sewing Tip

2 of the projects my twin wanted me to make was some fabric gift bags for her to sell at her Valentine's Day Open House and she also wanted (5) 18" Valentine's Day envelope style pillow covers.  She picked out all the fabrics, except for some I had leftover from something else which is shown at the end of the post.

The 2 fabrics she ordered online for her pillow covers are:

 LOVE BIRDS - I THOUGHT THIS WAS VERY CUTE

RANDOM FLOATING HEARTS - IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE BOTH FROM THE SAME COLLECTION BECAUSE OF THE DAISY FLOWERS WITH HEART CENTERS.


I chose to match them up with medium & hot pink for the backs since she wanted solid backs.  I didn't have a pillow insert to show you what they really look like.  I serged all around the outside seam with my new Brother 1034D serger that she bought me.  I AM TOTALLY LOVING MY SERGER!

 QTY 1 WITH HOT PINK

QTY 1 WITH MEDIUM PINK

 QTY 1 WITH HOT PINK

QTY 2 WITH MEDIUM PINK

ONE OF THE LOVEBIRD PILLOW COVERS I HAD TO PIECE A 3 INCH STRIP TO THE LARGER PIECE TO MAKE A LARGE ENOUGH SQUARE.  CAN YOU TELL WHERE THE SEAM LINE IS?  I TRIED MY BEST TO MATCH IT UP SO THAT IT WOULD BE HARD TO DETECT.  I THINK I DID A PRETTY GOOD JOB.

TIP I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WHEN MAKING ENVELOPE PILLOW COVERS

THE PART THAT TAKES THE MOST STRESS IS WHERE THE ENVELOPE OPENING IS ATTACHED TO THE FRONT.  SO WHAT I DO IS BACKSTITCH WHERE BOTH PIECES' FOLDED EDGE MEETS THE FRONT PIECE.  I HOPE THE PICTURE ABOVE SHOWS UP WELL WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

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Now, I made 83 fabric gift bags that are 6" wide by 8" high.  I serged all the seams and pinked the top edges.  She sells them with ribbon ties and gift tags that she makes on her Cricut or that she prints & punches out with a puncher.

 QTY 14: SPARKLY FABRIC, VERY CUTE

 QTY 14: I THOUGHT THIS WAS CUTE, THOUGH WISH IT HAD BEEN THICKER FABRIC

 QTY 14: SPARKLY FABRIC, VERY NICE

 QTY 14: GOTTA HAVE THAT BRIGHT RED

QTY 14: SPARKLY PARISIAN PERFUME BOTTLES

 QTY 4: FABRIC I HAD LEFTOVER

 QTY 6: FABRIC I HAD LEFTOVER

 QTY 4: FABRIC I HAD LEFTOVER

QTY 2: FABRIC I HAD LEFTOVER


3 comments:

  1. Valentines Day doesn't have to be one day a year. Love with all of your heart and soul. Giving yourself completely to someone can be scary, but there is never a bad time to tell your loved one how you feel about them.valentine's day gifts delivery

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  2. Nice gift bags collections. I like this design very much.

    Gift Bags and Boxes

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