My daughter has a few of these Calico Critter sets and they are so tiny and all of the little pieces that go with them are even smaller. They needed a home of their own. Something easy and cute to store them all in.
Jeni's lined drawstring bag tutorial was the perfect for this. I liked this tutorial because there were no exposed seams, you can use a fat quarter even if it's directional (which this one was) and it was just the right size to hold the critter collection. The top opens wide enough for my daughter to see inside and pick out her critters. The strings make it easy to carry it from one room to the next.
The fabric is so cute it makes me smile when I find it tossed on her table. I was lucky enough to win it at my local guild meeting! My daughter spied it on my worktable the next day and asked me what I was going to do with it. I recognize fabric love when I see it. Her eyes were aiming huge heart lasers at the kitties. While she was at school, I made this for her birthday. She hugged it immediately upon opening it.
|On the worktable|
Pattern - Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial by Jeni Baker, In Color Order