Gift for my niece: Japanese Craft Book and Cute Box Bag filled with goodies
Some of the goodies were a strawberry-flavored ring pop, a box of nestle crunch candy stixx, a 3-pack of ferraro rocher chocolates, 2 miniature rolls of ribbon, and some plastic "jewels". I'm sure she's going to make something lovely with the ribbon and jewels. She loves crafting just as much as I do!
I sewed the bag last night and loved how it turned out. The fabric is from superbuzzy. The pattern is from dragoknitfly's Box Bag Tutorial but with a few modifications.
I used a technique from this blog and cut out 1.5" squares from the corners. It really helps to keep the corners even and straight.
I also made my own modification by sewing the lining separately, putting it inside the bag, and handstitching it in place. No messy seams in sight! I will post pictures of how I did this in another post.
Her birthday is on Tuesday. I can't wait for her to open her gift!