Spoonflower.com has weekly contests for folks designing fabrics. This week's challenge was to create a printed gift bag, with sewing instructions! This one is right up my alley! And it was a chance to work on my skills using Adobe Photoshop!
Here is the link to the finished product for sale at Spoonflower.com: Christmas Forest Frolics Gift Bag. 4 seams and it's a sweet little bag for Christmas gift giving! It measures 9 1/2 high x 9 3/4 inches wide, with the gift area in the finished bag approximately 6 1/2 inches x 7 inches.
Even if you don't want to buy the printed pattern, head over to Spoonflower.com and vote for your favorite drawstring bag patterns! You can vote for as many as you want and don't need to log in. You can only vote once per contest. Thanks.
I got the idea for the color blocks on this bag from Jeni Baker's Lined Drawstring Bag pattern. Because my finished bag looks a lot like hers, I sent her some photos and details about the construction to be certain I wasn't violating her copyright. She responded the same day, stating my project was not only fine, but also "Super Cute!" I strongly recommend that if you are wondering if a piece you've made may be too similar to someone else's that you check in with them. "When in Doubt, Check it Out!" My next post will show some of the bags I've made using Jeni's pattern.