Friday Finish: Gift Wrapping with Fabric

How's it going? What have you been up to?! I haven't popped in for over two months. Wow. I hope y'all have spent more time with your sewing machines than I. I have been busy with my English paper piecing projects, but I was missing time with my Juki. Happily, we were reunited this week!

 Pattern from Ruby Star Wrapping

Pattern from Ruby Star Wrapping

Recently, I was looking for ways to "wrap" a gift of several enamel pins and tried three different patterns. How many of you remember Melody Miller's Ruby Star Wrapping book? It's satisfying to discover you have a resource already in your possession. This fabric bag was quick to whip up with pretty fabric, a leather tie, and pinking shears all of which I already had on hand.

 Handy Fold-up Pouch

Handy Fold-up Pouch

Next, I made two small handy fold-up pouches from Aneela Hoey 's Stitched Sewing Organizers book.  These were fun to make, but no matter how closely I followed the instructions, I still managed to mess up the directional fabric.

 Attempting to hide the mess up with product ;-))

Attempting to hide the mess up with product ;-))

I photographed the pouches but will not be gifting them with the fabric misplacement. The small size pouch is a good size for holding wonder clips so they won't go to waste.

 The "sew" pouch seems correct but this is the back....the front will show "sew" upside down when folded...

The "sew" pouch seems correct but this is the back....the front will show "sew" upside down when folded...

Lastly, I made two Wee Braw Bags during the #giftaweebrawbag on Instagram. The recipients seemed to like their gifts, so I will definitely be making more of these.

 Both wee braw bags

Both wee braw bags

These bags are so cute! They are smaller than I expected which I think makes them more adorable! The pattern does include instructions for a larger size. 

 Wee braw bag

Wee braw bag

Below you can get a glimpse of the three enamel pins I now have in my Etsy shop. A fourth pin is in production and I expect it to arrive next week. The "she believed she can" vinyl stickers are an extra I will be throwing in orders while they last.

 I love when I can use this Architecture ledger fabric!

I love when I can use this Architecture ledger fabric!

Do you have any suggestions/patterns for wrapping gifts without the waste of paper/gift bags? Please share. 

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