So last week I had a fun customer order several buttons. Yay! But you know how I am about packing things up cute. It's a fetish. And because this customer ordered so many buttons (yay again!) I couldn't package them up like I usually do. So I decided I'd make a quick and simple drawstring bag to keep her order together while it traveled through the mail.
This sweet combination of mini toadstool spools and baker's twine
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This bag was the perfect project to finally make the plunge! Since the bag is so small it didn't require a lot of the twine, but I really think this sweet color combo really brings the little drawstring bag to a whole new level of coolness.
HERE or you can purchase the individual mini ones HERE.
And in case you're wondering, I used the tealish color for the drawstring on the little blue bag I made.
I love my Wee Toadstool Spool set, but if you're looking for a little more, you can also find the larger versions in the Wee Waldorf SHOP.
Best of luck resisting that temptation. :)
Ok, back to the bag and on to my question...
I made this little blue drawstring bag similar to the way I made the Mittens & Cocoa Drawstring Bag. And the main part of what makes these drawstring bags so quick and easy is the fact that the raw edges are just finished with a zigzag stitch. (As opposed to lining the bag or using another method that would hide all of the raw edges.)
Now this method works fine with a zigzag stitch... but you know what it works even better with? A serger. I've been day dreaming about having a serger for some time now. And it looks like it's still going to be quite a while until I actually have one, but I'm getting more serious about saving for one.
Uhh... which has led me to realize all over again that I have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to sergers. I know that some styles and brands are better than others, but I don't really know what style or brand would be good for me. I don't think I need one that's industrial strength since I would just be using it for myself and my little business. So I feel like I don't need to buy one that's super duper expensive. But, on the other hand, I don't want to waste my money on a cheap one that won't work very well either.
Do you have a serger? Do you have suggestions for me?