I only made two gifts this past Xmas, a pincushion for dd Emma & a bag for my lovely friend Pinky. I also made a bag for my dear friend Helen's January birthday.
The pincushion pattern is in Annie Downs book 'Some Kind of Wonderful.'
I handpieced the whole thing. I tried machining the top & base to the embroidered section, but it didn't end well, lol.
I hoped Pinky, a US friend, would like this cute Aboriginal inspired fabric so I made a bag for her out of it. The fabric is much brighter than it looks in the pic.
I got this cute fabric at Spotlight last year.
I made 2 identical bags, one for me & one for Helen.
I'd seen a few pleated bags online & I really like them. I didn't have a pattern, so I made one up. I plan to make more pleated bags in different sizes.