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.
On reflection I think I should have put the seam down the side, mmmm!
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!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
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ooooo very pretty .. love the wee bag and the pillow and initial is lovely 🙂 love mouse xxxx
You are a truely talented lady Lynn! This is just lovely 🙂
Love the bag, Lynn. It's darling!!!
Love this little drawstring bag!
So beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial on fringing. I'd never thought of just sewing a straight line on the edge before.
And thanks for the little tutorial.
c'est très très beau, bravon Lynn et merci pour avoir brodé ma grille
je t"ai pris la photo
Your work is beautiful as always.
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!
How gorgeous! I love the step by step photographs, very helpful.
great designs, great work:)
Wonderful finishes Lynn!
Beautiful finishes… as always!!
aww i love the bag so much..everything is so cute xx
Great gifts! I love the bag – so cute and tidy!
What a beautiful bag, lovely finish – I quite like the seam down the back 🙂
Lovely finishes, and the drawstring bag is adorable.
Your projects are beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing the tips as well!!
These are lovely gifts, and thank you for the helpful tutorial.
best wishes Julie.C
Lynn! I love all your embroidery!
Lovely, lovely, lovely – what more can I say!! Thanks for the fringing tip – love your idea of stitching a line before fringing.
They are wonderful.:)
Thanks for the tutorial Lynn. This is a beautiful set!
Beautiful finishes as always Lynn
I love all your projects…very sweet! Have a great day!!
What a gorgeous collection!
very creative ideas!
Gorgeous stitching and finishing Lynn.
Thanks for the explanation on how to do the fringing too.