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Lavender (or Pincushion) Handbag


Use up your fabric scraps to make these cute little lavender bags. They hang on coat-hangers or sit in drawers to keep clothes smelling sweet.

They can also be made as pin-cushions or scaled up to make door stops.

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Scraps of fabric for the -
body of the bag: 2 pieces, 11cm x 15cm (4 ¼" x 6")
strap: 21cm x 5cm (8 ¼" x 2")
flap: 8cm x 8cm (3 1/8" x 3 1/8")

A small button or bead

20cm (8") narrow braid, ric-rac or bias binding

A small handful of fleecy stuffing
(e.g. Hobbyfill, wool fleece or cotton wool)

50-100g (1-4 oz) lavender flowers

2.5cm x 9.5cm (1" x 3.75") template plastic

Matching threads


Quilt basting spray or fusible web

Bag size:   10cm x 7cm x 3cm    (2" x 2 3/4" x 1 1/4")