Beaded Bag

If you happened to stop by these past  two weeks, you must have thought I have dropped off the face of the earth.  Though very busy, I have managed to stitch a few things that I would like to share with you.

monogrammed for a bridesmaid

Today I’m showing a feminine drawstring bag. This is a bride’s gift to her bridesmaid, stuffed with a few precious momentos, reminders of the young ladies’ time together and a matching monogrammed handkerchief. After the wedding, the bag can hold more handkerchiefs or whatever pretties that need a container.

The fabric is a lovely organza from The fabric was cut 10″ x 16″. With a width of 118″ 7 bags can be cut from 1/3 yd. with plenty of room to straighten the fabric edge.

In order to show off the ribbon, ivory French lace beading was used instead of a casing.

The beaded trim was originally joined to a dark brown twill base. After it was stitched in place, the taupe colored satin ribbon stitched on top of it.

The same ribbon was used for the drawstring ties. Thread for the monogram was chosen to match the ribbon.

I love a quick project every now and again. This same bag could be purposed for so many other uses–bridal showers, birthdays or any gift occasion. It’s nice to have a simple project to make up in a hurry when the need arises. Then try stitching a pretty bag like this.

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