To be able to give self-made presents is a blessing. I am always happy when my children ask me to embroider or sew something either for them or as a present for their friends. But when they come in the evening and say „Mama, tomorrow I am invited to a birhtday party and need a self-made something“ than I sometimes wonder if it is not rather a curse.
Gifts for teenagers are quite difficult. They have to be cool. But what is cool? That what was cool yesterday (i.e. the flamingle, the llama or even the unicorn) might not be cool anymore tomorrow or even today. And if I give a self-made gift I want it to be something that gives pleasure for some time as I have put my precious time and energy into it.
Therefore I was happy that my daughter immediately statet that her friend would be happy about a bag for her mobile phone in her favorite colours black-white-red and that it should have a microphone design on it, as her friend would like to go to „The Voice of Germany Kids“. So I have combined the free microphone design by EmbroideryRN with the musical notes design by EmbroiderDesigns which I bought in a 90%-sale some time ago to embroider it onto the biggest blank zipper bag by Rock Queen. For the lining and the additional insert pocket on the back I used the music fabric that I bought on the fabric market last year for the piano bag for my friend. As zipper charm I did the clef fob by RockQueen.
My daughter did not want to give an empty bag, so she filled it with sweets, and her friend was very happy about this very individual present.