Friday, 4 October 2013

Friday Finish

I finished the applique and machine embroidered music bag I have been making for my daughter.

I didn't want to faff about attaching the lining inside out and then turning it, so I just nestled the lining inside and bound round the top as if I was machine binding a quilt.


Then I made plaited handles so they were a bit robust, and sewed buttons on to cover the fixing stitches.


As a friend pointed out there's a lot of cream in there so I thought I'd better photograph it before it begins its working life this afternoon!

Linking up to Finish it up Friday

22 comments:

  1. that little birdie is genius!

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  2. that little birdie is genius!

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  3. Good day, Catherine! What a good idea to"stuff and bind" as it were. I currently have no WIPs after finishing a quilt for my third grand, Andrew, who was born in July. Must rectify this situation soon because if I don't have some handwork going, I start picking out my feathers! (PS: See quilt on my blog if you'd like.)

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  4. Certainly more chic than one of those brown leather cases (do they still make those?) Your musician will love it I am sure.

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  5. It is really lovely Catherine, your daughter will have the smartest music bag around!

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  6. How darling! Very artistic. And I like your idea of how to add a lining and attach as you sew on the binding. I'm making Christmas stockings today, and have been fretting over that whole issue. Thanks for the tip.

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  7. So cute. Smart to take a picture while it is pure - so often I forget and then the camera catches everything the eye can't see

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  8. Beautiful embroidery, your musical daughter will be the envy of her music class with such a lovely bag to carry her music sheets in, bravo.

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! Miss PatchyRose would like one, are you taking orders?!?

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  10. So whimsical and lovely! Inspired!

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  11. this is beautiful - what a great gift :-)

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  12. This is just stunning. Really. Such whimsy and playfulness. Fantastic ;)

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  13. It is wonderful and joyfull!
    Great job!!!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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  14. I loved this applique and stitching as soon as I saw it and it's even nicer as a finished bag :)

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  15. Fantastic! So clever and lovely! What a lucky girl!

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  16. it is a good idea to cover the handle stitches with buttons, very neat! And the birdies are gorgeous.

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  17. So sweet and beautiful. I love the birdies with the music notes. Your daughter must be so thrilled with her new bag.

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  18. Absolutely a wonderful bag. I love the finishing with red on top and the handles. And of course the embroidery - so delightful. And thank you, Catherine, for commenting in my latest post about the wrought iron gate. It is because of this gate which is really very long - about 40 m - and rusted! rusted! - that we call this house our villa.

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