Feel good, stash busting sewing sums up the Women's Toiletry Bags I'm showing you today. They would have to be the easiest toiletry bags I have ever sewn.
When I think of toiletry bags, I normally think of drawstring or zippered bags. These bags are even easier to make. The top of each bag folds over and is closed with a handmade brooch. Someone else is making the brooches, so I can't show you what the bags look like with brooches attached.
The construction is the same as a fabric basket, but without any interfacing. Finished size is roughly 11" x 13" x 1".
It didn't take long to whip up 10 bags. My favourite would have to be the elephants - an organic cotton from Umbrella Prints, followed closely by the one on the far right. It's an organic quilting cotton, given to me when I took part in the Crafty Cooks Apron Swap a few years ago.
The toiletry bags will be making their way to the Life's Little Treasures Foundation, via Sewing for Charity Australia, ready for Mothers Day.
The Life’s Little Treasures Foundation is an Australian charity dedicated to providing support, friendship and information, specifically tailored for families of children born premature or sick.
Sewing for Charity Australia, is a new to me group. The volunteers sew and donate requested items to charities and community organisations in Australia. I'll have to update Helping Others Through Sewing to include this group.
I have so many small pieces of fabric. It feels good to have used a few - not that you'd know, looking at my stash.
What do you make with smallish pieces of fabric?