Wednesday, May 12, 2010


We had a little party to go to on the weekend and I made this little bag for the birthday boy, I popped in some matchbox toy cars inside. I found the cool retro car pattern here. I am really quite a basic sewer so I didn't even realise there was such a thing as adhesive backed fusible web, it was only after reading about it in Bend the rules with fabric by Amy Karol that I decided to hunt some out at my local fabric store. Who would have known how easy it makes doing appliques! I wish I had know about it sooner. I plan to make a few more bags with this little car on the front for the collection of vintage matchbox cars around here, they were my husband's when he was younger and they would be one of the most favourite toys to be played with in this house. At the moment they live in the corner of the lounge mainly because they are always in use it doesn't make sense to put them away. But maybe they would be quite at home in one of these bags.


  1. Oh that is so cool. I have a 5 year old nephew who is a matchbox car nut and would love a bag like this.

  2. The bag looks fantastic Louana! There'll be no stopping you now you know how to applique. It's very addictive!!

  3. Cute! I've been meaning to try applique forever but am too chicken. I totally forgot about vlisofix.
    hey, saw your letter in NZ Gardener mag too ;)

  4. What a great idea - it looks wonderful. I'm always on the lookout for things to make for little boys so I will definitely add this idea to my mental list! x


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