Handmade Gifts

This cupcake fabric has been in my stash for a long time and I have finally decided what to make with it. A little doll diaper bag and quilt set.

Diaper-bag#3

I used Jennie’s tutorial for Benartex that she did a couple of weeks ago and made a few changes, just a few. I added a little binding on the top of the bag body and did not add the gathers on the flap, I thought the cupcakes were so cute.  I did add the rick rack and really like it.

diaper-bag-&-quilt#4

This is the baby doll diaper bag and quilt together. I had some cute pink fabric that I paired with the cupcake fabric and used it for lining, binding, handles and on the front/back of the quilt. I have to hurry and get these in the mail so that they arrive in time for Christmas.

Zip-Pouch

I also made a zipper pouch for the first time. I was so pleased at how easy it was. I still need a lot of practice to get those little tabs on the ends for the zipper to look neater. I will be making more of these little bags in the future. It is also a gift.

Zip pouch2

Along with a few extras that will come in handy for someone who loves to knit.

Zip-tape

This is really the best thing ever, seam tape, we use it to hold the zippers in place while sewing. I really liked the way it held it just where I wanted it. Also, if you cut it in half length-wise it will not show after the zipper is sewn in. Plus, it makes it go a lot further that way. I forgot and didn’t so I had to tear it away, it did tear but would have been so much better if I had remembered to cut it first.

I am having so much fun sewing my last-minute gifts!! Just a few more things to check off my list and then I will be ready to do some holiday baking. What about you, what are you making in these last few days we have until Christmas? I would love to hear about them.

Hope you are having a great week!!

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  1. Kate says

    I’m trying very hard to finish a zakka pencil case, by hand. That zip is a tricky job -I’ve undone it several times! Perhaps making gifts by hand wasn’t the brightest of ideas – I also made a needle book and a travel sewing case. Love in every stitch! xxx

  2. says

    First, these are so cute, and I love the cupcakes (Karina says she loves them, too). I need to be binding a “quilt” and I was going to make a scarf for my friend (just sewn, not a knit one or anything) but I have run out of time and energy. So basically, nothing! :-)

  3. Tamie says

    All is so sweet – sorry I couldn’t resist the pun! Wonderful treats to give for sure (oops, there’s another one :-)). Love you~XOXO

  4. says

    So cute, but Norah really wants that “cupcake purse, right now!” Guess you’d better make her one, Grandma! But I’m sure Chloé will love it!

  5. says

    I am having alot of fun too making alot of gift bags and I made a charm pack baby doll quilt, yours inspired me. I just havent had time to blogg.. I need to get on with instagram.. Going to make some candy and finish up and I will be ready. Its fun now that I am home, and the grandbabies are that age.. 5 and under, and now I have 6….. 7 is due in Aug and 8 is being planned..
    shirley tener recently posted..SIMPLESEW SAYS 12 MORE DAYS OF GIVEAWAYS, BUT DONT SAY GIRLFRIENDMy Profile

  6. says

    Oh, what a great idea and any little girl would love that fabric! My little grand daughter would adore her own dolly diaper bag…thanks for the idea. Today, I finished up two art rolls and now working on a couple of new doll dresses! Merry Christmas!
    Carla recently posted..Teeny Tiny QuiltsMy Profile

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