Whilst trawling the internet looking for inspiration I came across grannymaudsgirl who has made the cutest peg bags ever. I didn’t follow her tutorial as I wanted to make one with a flap rather than a circle, and I also wanted to try out my ruffling foot but mines pretty average so I’m going with hers next time.
Here’s how I made mine:
I drew a pattern based on the only small coat hanger I could find (I need a trip to ikea) then used this as a template to make the 2 front pieces.
I used some curtaining fabric that I found in the loft. There’s 16m of it on roll, and I don’t remember buying it!! It’s been in the loft since we moved here almost 11 years ago.
After rummaging in my stash I found some bias binding and ribbon which would come in useful and also ruffled some strips of fabric.
I LOVE my ruffling foot!!!! It’s amazing and so easy to use.
I played around with different ways of arranging the trims but in the end I used the narrowest ruffle with a narrow ribbon stitched on top (x2):
The trickiest part was working out whether to put the flap over or under. It reminded my of making pillows. Luckily I did it right the first time. I’d done lots of reinforcing on corner etc that it would have been a nightmare to unpick.
After turning it to the right side, a good press and adding the coat hanger, here we have my first peg bag!
I think I need to add something above the flap.