Thursday, September 24, 2009

Gift Ideas and Making Use of Scrap Fabric.

I'm going to be sharing some gift ideas in the next couple of months. Today I made a hand towel bag. It can be used for many purposes and done several ways. I hope to show a different version soon. The bamboo handles on this one can slide out and it's washable!

Ideas for giving this as a gift:
  • Beach bag: Choose bright colors like the one shown today. Add a book, some sunscreen and a snack, and it can be carried to the beach!
  • Bath/Shower bag: I thought of people who travel or go to camp. This can be filled with shampoo, shower gel, a puff and other bath toiletries, tailored for the person you have in mind.
  • Make it even more special: Have it monogrammed for a friend or couple getting married. Take it to the monogrammer before stitching up into a bag.
  • For a child: Fill with outdoor toys for the beach or park, bubbles, sand castle toys, gardening toys.
It's such a simple bag to make and can be such an incredible gift, and if you do it right, can also save money when planning your gift giving.

Is there anyone on your list that might like a bag like this?

I also started going through some scrap fabrics today. I have some exciting things planned. But for today I had a piece of fabric too small for much of anything, so I turned it into a simple zipper pouch. I had a small zipper that had been on clearance at the fabric store some time ago. It came together in less than 10 minutes! It's about the size of a wallet and could hold cosmetics, money, you name it. These are so cheap and easy, they make great stocking stuffers or simple birthday surprises.

More great projects to come, hope you are inspired to do some of your own! Christmas is 3 months away, tomorrow!

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