Cross stitched bag, pinkeep and pillow.

Pink cross stitched bag with matching pinkeep and pillow. The pinkeep  has the letter S stitched in a soft green colour which looks pretty against the pink lettering on the bag.
I decided to make my first cross stitched bag with a drawstring top and use a cross stitch design that I finished quite some time ago, the Amitie design is a freebie from Martine’s blog, unfortunately the link is no longer working, I presume the blog has been deleted. (Edited 12 May 2020)
The pinkeep and little pillow I finished for a friend some time ago, you can get the small pillow pattern from my blog here
 The free alphabet pattern is available from me, please email me.
I show how to fringe the edge in the photographs below.
Pink cross stitched bag with matching pinkeep and pillow. The pinkeep has pale green fabric on the reverse  to compliment the letter S stitched in a soft green colour on the front.
On reflection I think I should have put the seam down the side, mmmm!
Pink cross stitched bag with matching pinkeep and pillow. The pinkeep has pale green fabric on the reverse  to compliment the letter S stitched in a soft green colour on the front.
How to fringe the edge
Cut along the fabric edge
Stitch the fabric about 1cm from the edge in a straight line
Pull the threads like this
until you get to the stitching and there you have it, a nice fringed edge!
Happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B
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29 Comments

  1. January 21, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    ooooo very pretty .. love the wee bag and the pillow and initial is lovely 🙂 love mouse xxxx

  2. January 21, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    You are a truely talented lady Lynn! This is just lovely 🙂

  3. January 21, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    Love the bag, Lynn. It's darling!!!

  4. January 21, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    Very sweet!

  5. January 21, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    Love this little drawstring bag!

  6. January 21, 2012 / 8:18 pm

    So beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial on fringing. I'd never thought of just sewing a straight line on the edge before.

  7. January 22, 2012 / 8:44 am

    Beautiful!!

    And thanks for the little tutorial.

  8. January 22, 2012 / 8:44 am

    c'est très très beau, bravon Lynn et merci pour avoir brodé ma grille
    je t"ai pris la photo
    bonne journée

  9. January 22, 2012 / 8:44 am

    Your work is beautiful as always.

  10. January 22, 2012 / 8:44 am

    Grats on the finishes. They all look lovely. I have no idea how you finish things up so nicely. I frame everything (and I don't even do it myself, lol). Grats!

  11. January 22, 2012 / 8:44 am

    How gorgeous! I love the step by step photographs, very helpful.

  12. January 22, 2012 / 8:44 am

    Wonderful finishes Lynn!

  13. January 22, 2012 / 8:44 am

    Beautiful finishes… as always!!

  14. January 22, 2012 / 8:44 am

    aww i love the bag so much..everything is so cute xx

  15. January 22, 2012 / 11:46 am

    Great gifts! I love the bag – so cute and tidy!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

  16. January 22, 2012 / 11:46 am

    What a beautiful bag, lovely finish – I quite like the seam down the back 🙂

  17. January 23, 2012 / 12:31 am

    Lovely finishes, and the drawstring bag is adorable.

  18. January 23, 2012 / 12:31 am

    Your projects are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing the tips as well!!

  19. January 23, 2012 / 12:31 am

    These are lovely gifts, and thank you for the helpful tutorial.
    best wishes Julie.C

  20. January 23, 2012 / 12:31 am

    Lynn! I love all your embroidery!

  21. January 24, 2012 / 9:19 am

    Lovely, lovely, lovely – what more can I say!! Thanks for the fringing tip – love your idea of stitching a line before fringing.

  22. January 24, 2012 / 9:19 am

    They are wonderful.:)

  23. January 24, 2012 / 9:19 am

    Thanks for the tutorial Lynn. This is a beautiful set!

  24. January 24, 2012 / 10:02 am

    Beautiful finishes as always Lynn

  25. January 25, 2012 / 7:45 am

    I love all your projects…very sweet! Have a great day!!

  26. January 25, 2012 / 7:45 am

    What a gorgeous collection!

  27. January 26, 2012 / 12:32 pm

    very creative ideas!

  28. January 30, 2012 / 10:50 pm

    Gorgeous stitching and finishing Lynn.
    Thanks for the explanation on how to do the fringing too.
    Margaret