Small gifts

Our group of friends has grown recently with two new babies, so I made a set of small welcoming gifts for each of them.

The first item is a double gauze blanket. I know how useful these are for little babies, and this whale print was love at first sight. However, I discovered that sewing with double gauze is not easy – the fabric is extremely difficult to keep straight!!-.

Instead of wrapping the blanket with paper, I decided it would be more useful if the wrapping was something that could be used too. So I picked one of the patterns I have already sewn this year and made two waterproof bags with nylon fabric. One of them is already being used for carrying nappies!

Project: Blanket
Size: 71.5 x 110 cm / 28 x 44
Date: July 2017 – August 2017
Pattern: (none).
Fabric: Riley Blake Designs Pattern 6580 (double gauze)

Project: Waterproof bag
Size: 35.5 x 28 cm / 14 x 11”
Date: August 2017
Pattern: Cotton&Color Project of the Month 2017 #4 Drawstring bag
Fabric: Kyururu 100% nylon, Lecien

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Pack your bag n.4 (April): Nylon bag

This month’s pattern for the Cotton and Color mystery Project of the Month program features a really quick project, with the novelty of using Nylon fabric for it. It was really fun trying to sew with a new material, that can’t be ironed and which I preferred not trying to pin. I used the marks on my sewing machine to fold the fabric as it was fed under the foot (fortunately, I could use the regular foot, being a Teflon foot not necessary), and clips to keep everything in place when needed.

This little bag couldn’t have come more handy, as it complements perfectly a birthday present I already have for a friend!

Exterior fabric: First of Infinity fabrics collection, Lecien