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Valentine Cow and more project bags

Hi everyone, I just love this cow! Don’t you think she is the cutest thing ever?
I found the free pattern from this site here there are lots of designs to choose from and so funny too!
I can see myself making lots more of these as I love them so much.

I am in a sewing mood this week, project bags are at the top of my list as I have many projects that I could use them for. I made this Paris themed bag (photos below) out of some scraps of fabric I had left from making the crochet cover back in my last post, I just managed to squeeze two little bags from the fabric, I did not have enough fabric to fussy cut and place the design perfectly but I liked the result.
The larger bag is interfaced with lightweight interfacing, it is a very soft and floppy bag that can easily be folded, I wanted this to fit in my weekend case when I fly back to England. It currently has my Spring cross stitch pattern and threads and fabric inside, which is my latest work in progress, but it can easily be used as a sock knitting project bag too.
I am using different linings and interfacings just to see what the results are, my favourite so far has to be the fusible wadding, I used this in the medium sized pouch which  I will be using for my sewing needles and small scissors.
I also used the fusible wadding in the cupcake bag here.
It gives a much nicer sturdy finish to your project but if you want a thinner bag to fit in your suitcase then the one below is a better option.
The tiny key holder was a quick stitch, I found this tutorial on Sew So Easy   you can see a video tutorial and download the pattern for free, there are lots of great ideas on this website.
If you wish to make the project bags there are lots of helpful tutorials on Pinterest, I also found this one that has photos showing each stage.
Measurements of each bag……..
Larger pouch 8 inches wide 9 inches tall
Medium needle pouch 6 inches wide by 5 inches tall
Cupcake key holder and coin purse 3 inches x 2 inches.
I fell in love with this beautiful hand dyed yarn and simply had to get some, I have no idea what I am going to make with it yet but the colour is scrumptious!
I can be found on Pinterest here  and  Ravelry  and  Instagram as stitchingfairy.
Until next time, happy stitching!
Best Wishes and Happy Stitching.
Lynn B


  1. February 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    A very cute cow and a pretty in Pink bag. Looking forward to see what will become of the yarn.

  2. February 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    I love your project bags Lynn – they look perfect! Thanks for the link to those cows too, there are some really sweet and funny designs in there! Your Valentine's cow is cute.

  3. February 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    So cute caw , and yours craft bags are so very nice, the little with cupcakes
    on Is so sweet.
    Wish you a nice day

  4. Anonymous
    February 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Love it

  5. February 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    The cows are so cute. Thanks for sharing the link.

  6. February 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    That is definitely the cutest cow ever – the colors make it so perfect. This is a must do for me!! Thanks for sharing.

  7. February 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    I agree that yarn is super scrummy. Thank you for sharing the cross stitch site, the moo cow looks a happy chappy xx

  8. February 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Hi Lynn, The cow cross stitch is cute. I love your project bags and the fabric, but that yarn looks yummy look at the colours really nice.
    best wishes
    Julie.C x

  9. February 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    You do keep very busy Lynn, I love your Cows….so much fun. Your project bags are beautiful.

  10. February 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Thanks for the links, Lynn. That cow is adorable. Your new yarn is luscious and I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with it. I really miss having access to shop that sells yarn and needlework supplies – shopping online is just not the same. 🙂

  11. February 14, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    LOL! What a sweet cow. Love it.

  12. February 28, 2017 / 8:51 am

    Beautiful job! I love the idea of a scissors pouch I don't know why I never though of that before

  13. February 28, 2017 / 8:51 am

    Thanks for the link to the cow design. You've made some lovely project bags. Your wool is a beautiful colour. Did you know that 'Yan, tan tethera' is old Lincolnshire for 'one, two, three'?

  14. February 28, 2017 / 8:51 am

    Greetings Lynn: What an adorable cow, the facial expression is so sweet.
    The yarn is a lovely color, I look forward to seeing what you make with it.
    Your bags are amazing, love the color fabric you chose.


  15. February 28, 2017 / 8:51 am

    That cow is adorable, great finish!
    I love your bags, maybe one of these days I'll try to make one.