This is a small bag I put together for tonight's guild snow person/gift bag themed swap. The fabrics are from the Sinta Borland blogger's choice bundle, graciously provided by the Fat Quarter Shop, and the bag is based on the In Color Order lined drawstring bag tutorial. There was a bit of confusion regarding seam-pressing directions for the drawstring holes, so I'm not completely happy with this first bag attempt, but it's functional and cute, which is what really counts. I look forward to seeing which snow person bag comes home with me.
The snowman appliqué is a 1/4 size version of the Sullivan the Snowman pillow pattern from Connecting Threads. He's hand sewn out of eco-felt. I actually ended up making two snowmen for this project. The first was an improvised snowman with a bow-tie that was too tall to fit on the bag. (He will likely become an ornament. Look for him in an upcoming post.) This gave me an excuse to make little Sullivan instead. I really like this pattern and hope to make more. Here's a close-up: