While realizing that Christmas has passed is not a particularly merry thought, I am quite happy to wave goodbye to the this year trending hashtag of 'let it snow': #letitsnow ....
Because every time I see that, I picture a French man angrily demanding the boobs: "Le tits, now!"
But let's just go back a few days...
It was the third day of christmas, marking the birthday of this little goofball:
|It's a slightly fluorescent niece!!|
(wondering how sinterklaas left all those presents unnoticed on our doorstep)
For months, the niece-kid has been talking about "when I am four, I am going to school, where all big kids go!" And the presents to celebrate this milestone were bought weeks ago. But when I woke up, just a few hours before catching the train to her birthday party, I discovered the disaster: there was no wrapping paper!
Oh noooo! not a single piece of paper in sight! But while scavenging for something that could substitute as paper, My eye spotted a tunic with a very beautiful pattern, but a truly horrific fit:
but wait: why would I refashion it, if I could also use it to make my niece her very own gift bag? I had only about 15 minutes for it, so no time to lose!
I began by cutting the tunic in three pieces:
I picked up the botttom part and sewed the ragged edge together to form a bottom of the bag.
|I've got plenty tutorials on how to make boxed corners elsewhere on this blog: just click on the tag "bag"!|
Unfortunately, my attempt to show you what it looked like epically failed...
|stop smirking Marije, you failed!!|
|I do adore boxed corners...|
|cutting the strip in two similar pieces...|
|and turning them into straps by folding the raw edges inside, and sewing everything together.|
|tucking in the ends...|
And finally, sewing the straps onto the bag!
|even when time is short, straps need to be securely sewed on..|
|Much better than that dreary tunic!|
|filled with gifts!|