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From: Donna D
Date: 12-09-2004, 09:49 AM (1 of 10)
I've been very busy making tons of gifts for everyone on my list this year. I came across 2 patterns that I'd like to share. It's called a spa bag but you could use it for lots of other things.

Another item is an arm chair sewing caddy. It would make a nice gift just to keep all those remolts handy.
User: Donna D
Member since: 12-09-2004
Total posts: 5
From: pucktricks
Date: 12-10-2004, 10:14 AM (2 of 10)
The spa caddy looks very cute. What did you make yours out of?

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Member since: 03-31-2004
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From: abear
Date: 12-10-2004, 10:40 PM (3 of 10)
Donna the bag is really cute gonna try and make one this week. Btw we are neighbors I live in Ponchatoula! Not very far from you!
User: abear
Member since: 08-08-2004
Total posts: 27
From: Llantrisant
Date: 12-13-2004, 10:26 AM (4 of 10)
I made the caddy a long time ago,I need to make a new one really perhapes after the holidays now.
If at first you don't suceed, try-try again!
User: Llantrisant
Member since: 06-02-2002
Total posts: 144
From: postcardgirl
Date: 12-13-2004, 11:31 AM (5 of 10)
Both look great! I was just wondering what I could make for my aunt's 50th bday next week. One of these will be perfect! :bg:
User: postcardgirl
Member since: 05-01-2001
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From: MaryW
Date: 12-14-2004, 10:52 AM (6 of 10)
Here are a couple more ideas for the season.
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From: SummersEchos
Date: 12-14-2004, 11:26 AM (7 of 10)
I have been making for my friends and co workers the fabric boxes. If you are not sure what I am talking about maybe you have seen the fabric bowls. I have tons of fabric (like all of us do) so I wanted to use some up in an easy fast way. The only problem I have had was locating the special interfacing they used. When I found it, it worked out wonderful and was quite easy. The I found the Simplicity pattern 4800 for using up scrapbooking supplies and making them into boxes and such. So I figured why not use material instead and those came out wonderful. These are much cheaper to make also. The interfacing for the boxes can become expensive if you do not have a local JoAnn's or Hancock in your area. I have enclosed in the boxes little gifts of their favorite candies. If someone who like the instructions for either of these I will be happy to give them to you. The boxes made out of the interfacing, you have to but the book, then find the interfacing. I have found that I can alter the patterns to make them different sizes too.
Happy Sewing all

User: SummersEchos
Member since: 09-29-2004
Total posts: 884
From: Donna D
Date: 12-15-2004, 04:21 PM (8 of 10)
I used cotton or a cotton blend for all that I made except one that I did with a light weight flannel. On a couple of sets I used a small print with a solid color lining. I pulled the lining out about 1/8" on the pockets to give it a 'trim' look. That looked very nice. One I made a solid baby blue color and added white buttons that look like flowers. I have a set for 4 daughter-in-laws, 1 daughter, one for my mom, one for the newest granddaughter, (born just this past Sunday) and 2 for my 10 year olds teachers. (These grown children get jealous if I don't make all the same thing!)
For our sons/grandsons, I made them matching boxers. I've read several posts and see I am not the only one who has a hard time finding things for the men in our lives.
If time allows before Christmas I want to sew up a few of those tissue holders. I got that sewing fever real bad! :bg:
User: Donna D
Member since: 12-09-2004
Total posts: 5
From: Bama
Date: 12-15-2004, 07:05 PM (9 of 10)
I love the spa bag. If I have time, I'm going to sew one up for my neice to add to her Christmas gift. And maybe a few tissue dispensers for dd's teachers. Nothing like rushing to finish sewing everything this time of year. :whacky:

Hey Donna and Holly,
I have relatives in Plaquemine. I love visiting your state. :up: Now I wish I had some french bread. It's just not the same here.
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
From: Nece
Date: 12-16-2004, 11:10 PM (10 of 10)

Thanks so much for the link to these. I whipped up a couple tonite and they are so nice. Perfect things to add a little something something to a gift.

User: Nece
Member since: 11-08-2004
Total posts: 26
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