11 June 2013

Made in Britain- a giveaway

The other week I shared some of the beautiful things Alinor sent me in my swap package.
One of them was a scrap of the most beautiful soft fabric.
I knew I wanted to make it into something and it was just big enough for a little purse to hold my glasses.


I used the same method as I did for my last purse. It was super easy and really quick.
The only thing that was missing was a zip.
I pulled on a coat and quickly walked down to the haberdashers store in Durham Market.



The zip was so cheap ( I love the North) but on my way out I spotted this twill tape and couldn't resist.
I had never added a label to a sewing project before but it was easy enough with a zig zag stitch.

I like the finished touch it gives.


Whilst there I picked a few extra lengths of the tape so I have two half metre lengths to give away.

If you would like a chance to win some of this sweet ribbon just leave a comment and I will draw a winner by the end of the week! 


13 comments:

debs14 said...

That is such a pretty idea for a glasses case. When I did my patchworking they sent me 20 squares of sample fabric for free and I was wondering what I could do with them! I love the tape, and would love to be included in the draw.

Barbara Eads said...

Your little purse would be perfect to use for your poker/gambling money---if you were so inclined. The ribbon is great!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh I just love that little bag, Abi, and the tape is such a nice finish! I'll sit out this giveaway though, and let my British friends have a better chance for winning. xo

Laura Gower said...

I just LOVE this! And the label is adorable. So you!

Laura Gower said...

I just LOVE this! And the label is adorable. So you!

alexa said...

Lovely fabric and what a nice idea for a glasses case. I am forever mixing mine up with Himself's, so a handmade one would be a good project for me! And a bit of your pretty tape would be gorgeous ... Love that little crown!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a sweet little purse. I think I'll pass on the tape, as well. It seems that it should stay on your side of the pond.
Rinda

Miriam said...

The fabric is so beautiful and yes the tape is the perfect finishing touch. I would love a piece of tape Abi.

Karen said...

LOVE this project. That fabric is just lovely, and I agree that the tape should stay in Britain.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

PS: On a totally different subject, "turtle" flavor is chocolate, caramel, and pecans. I forget that not all American desserts are known around the globe. ;o)

Abi said...

Thanks for this Deb. I was very confused!

Alinor said...

oooh i'm super glad you loved it and did something with it!!! this purse is super cute, especially with that hot pink zipper <3

Jane said...

what a pretty little purse, I love the material and tape.