As promised, today is the big reveal of my finished handmade bachelorette party gift bags! But first, an new addition to my Project Sewing 101 collection: the sunglass case.
I followed this tutorial, and felt that overall, it was a pretty well written one. I never felt confused, and steps were explained in detail with adequate photographs. Any mistakes I made are totally my fault!
Mostly, I'm finding that I'm still struggling with crooked stitching. I think I'm still trying to sew too fast, and I'm not always paying attention to monitoring the fabric against the presser foot- making sure that stitches are even. I'll get there though.
On to the bachelorette gift bags! I've made coordinating sets like pictured above: a card wallet, sunglasses case, tissue case, and coin purse for each of the ladies. It feels good to have this much practice under my belt, and I do feel that I have mastered most skills required here with the exception of the aforementioned crooked stitching.
I didn't want to use too much disposable wrapping, so instead of wrapping each gift in tissue, I bundled them using pretty, shear ribbon.
I placed them in brown paper gift bags, topped them with one square of tissue, stamped them with a thank you message, and added my homemade matching gift tags. I'm pretty proud of how they turned out and my ladies raved about their gifts over the weekend!