Having made Miss Mouse and her clothes, I decided that a bag to keep everything in would be good, and having made up a kit from Raggedy Ruff designs with two mice on I thought they would be perfect on the front…
I found a length of pink batik in my stash, it is very pink! If I’m being picky it’s a bit too sugary pink to go with Miss Mouses’s outfit, but it’s PINK!
I did have a moment trying to remember how I made simple boxed, lined bags, it’s quite a while since I did one but eventually it came back. I bordered the panel with the batik to make a 12″ strip, it needed a little stiffening so I found some waste batting, put calico behind and did a simple wavy line quilting pattern.
Once the piece was ready it was simple enough to join the sides and box the bottom corners. The handles are padded too with a strip of wadding. For the lining I used a quilting fabric with pretty flowers on and a light turquoise background, I’ve had it in my stash a while, it’s very pretty but never seemed to work with any quilt I was making, it was perfect for this.
I’ve just one more present to make and I’m sorted for Christmas…I haven’t bought any cards yet but at least presents will be made!