...............made a small gift bag
I used a square of calico (muslin). I covered it with small scraps of sheer fabrics and snippets of threads then ironed a sheet of bondaweb on the top and free machined all over it. Then I bonded a piece of silk to the back and cut it with a zigzag rotary cutter. I put a metal eyelet in each corner, then pinched in the sides and stitched halfway along the length. I added a matching machine wrapped cord with some wooden beads to make a drawstring, knotted at the end to stop the beads coming off. The medium weight calico and the bondaweb made this little bag stiff enough to hold its shape.
Here's a closeup
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