If you’re like me, you hang on to fabric scraps, even when they’re too small to make any of the things you normally make. When I signed up to review the Darling Daisy Bag, I was tempted to go purchase new fabric (who doesn’t like the excuse to add to their stash??), but I decided to be responsible and check my bins. I found the perfect amount of Riley Blake Snapshots floral that I had used for a dress last year. If you’re not concerned about pattern placement, you only need 7” by the width of fabric for the main bag pieces (sides, gusset and handles).
The bag features an adorable felt flower face that is sure to make any little girl smile. I have to be honest, I hate hand stitching and normally avoid it like the plague, but it was worth it seeing how excited my girl was to have this bag. The pattern directions instruct you to use blanket and running stitches, which I did have to google, but they weren’t hard to do. Sewing through a tissue paper trace of the face as advised in the pattern made accuracy much easier.
The size of the bag is perfect for small treasures. Miss E was excited to have her favorite lovey join us for the photoshoot.
I did have a bit of trouble with the final construction steps of this bag, when stitching the inner and outer bags together. Because of small size of the bag, it was difficult for me to maneuver around and keep my stitching consistent. This sweet girl doesn’t mind, though!