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« on: October 26, 2014 08:21:43 AM »

At our last needlecraft guild meeting one of our members, who had recently returned from the UK, gave us a class in these little triangular bags.  She had been introduced to them in England and said they are called Trillium bags over there because they resemble the trillium lily.



I stitched most of my bag in the meeting so I don't have many in progress pictures.
The kits for the bags comprised :
2 equilateral triangles of fabric  -   each  side about 25 cm long
2 pieces of ribbon  35 to 40 cm long for the 2 drawstrings
2 large beads for slipping on the drawstrings.
3 sequins/buttons/beads to decorate the folded down corners.

We took the 2 triangles and put them right sides together and sewed all around leaving a small gap for turning. Then turned right side out and slip stitched or mattress stitched to close the opening.




Then we folded the points down to the outside and stitched them down with sequins/buttons/beads leaving a gap for the drawstrings to run through.



Next step was to fold up each edge of the triangle in half so that the points come together and stitch the edges together using slip stitch or mattress stitch from the corner up to about two thirds of the way so as to leave an opening at the top.



To finish we threaded the drawstrings through the loops at the corners in opposite directions and slipped the large bead over each string and knotted them.

Sliding the bead down the drawstring closes the bag.

I think these will make neat little gift bags and can also be hung on a Christmas tree with gifts inside.  They are a great way to use up scraps of fabric and ribbon and odd beads.  I plan to make several for Christmas.
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2014 09:54:35 AM »

This is really cute. I have tons of idea for these.Thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2014 10:52:33 AM »

How neat is this!
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2014 12:03:37 PM »

Love these! Thanks for the tutorial!!!! Off to dig through my scrap bag....
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« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2014 12:07:35 PM »

These are so adorable and have endless uses. Thank you for sharing. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2014 04:12:47 PM »

how cool!  thanks for sharing Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2014 09:24:42 PM »

Cute! And a great way to use up scraps! Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2014 10:46:38 PM »

Thank you very much for all your positive replies.  I look forward to seeing what you all  make of these.
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2014 08:12:26 AM »

Super cute!
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2014 11:25:41 AM »

Lovely bags with an attractive shape.
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