by Laura Pifer, Trash to Couture

Wedding season is here and I have a couple to go to this Summer. I saw this Wedding Day embroidery collection from Embroidery Online and thought it would make a great gift bag for a future bride. My Mother-in-law is getting married in July and I wanted to make her a bag she could bring on her beach trip honeymoon. You can also frame these for a lovely keepsake. My son is the ring-bearer so I will be using this for the little pillow as well. Get the details below and make your own.

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  • OESD’s Wedding Day #12849
  • OESD Medium Weight TearAway Stabilzer
  • 1/2 yd. material for outside (I’m using an ivory cotton duck)
  • 1/2 yd. for liner (I’m using a striped cotton duck with the wedding colors)
  • 1/2 yd. medium to heavy wt stabilizer for the bag. You can even use a fusible fleece.
  • Dritz Grommets for the handles
  • Rope for the handles


Cut fabric for outside and liner to 17″ x 20″

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Hoop the stabilizer and embroider the fabric. I did the front and back with different designs.

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Cut out 3 x 3″ corners on the bottom edges.

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Press interfacing to the back of the main pieces.

Place right sides together and stitch sides and bottom. Repeat for liner.

Stitch the corners together to square off the bottom.

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Place front and liner right sides together and stitch the top leaving a 4″ opening to flip right sides out.

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Flip right side out.

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Press liner inside, and top stitch all the way around the top edge closing up the opening.

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Use grommets following the package instructions and 2-part tools. I did mine 6″ apart from the center.

Knot some rope through and you have the cutest keepsake bag. Perfect bag to add gifts and great for the pool or beach.

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Great for framed and hope work as well.

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