Lucky Ladybird

I picked up a pile of random fabric on Freecycle before Christmas. Hidden amongst the piles of fleece and knit boy fabrics was this panel:


I remember seeing panels like this in sewing shops when I was a kid, but hadn’t seen one in ages (and funnily enough, my Mum gave me a similar panel for an apron for Christmas). All the instructions, including a few schematics are printed on the panel.


It was so nice to quickly cut out the pieces and stitch together – no fiddling around with paper patterns, no measuring or worrying about the fabric grain etc.


Before I knew it, I had a cute ladybird bag. This will make a cute pyjama bag on my daughter’s bed when she gets bigger.


I wonder what other fabric panel projects are out there… I may have to investigate!

Have you ever sewn anything from a panel like this?


  1. I got some like this from spotlight years ago, there was a frog caterpillar and a butterfly. very cool, you.didn’t happen to copy the pieces before you started? I am going to try and print the layout and draft one of the ladybird for myself, very cute.

  2. This is adorable! I’ve never done a panel things like this, but I love this one!

  3. I like clothkits from the UK. They have dolls but also women’s and children’s clothes all printed out and ready to go. They even send you the matching thread/zipper/buttons. This sounds a bit like an ad doesn’t it but I promise it’s not!! I just love the skirt I made for myself and the pinafore I made for Pip.

  4. How fun! I’m sure your kids will love playing with this little lady, too. 🙂

  5. How cute! 🙂 Visiting from SITS.

  6. what a cute ladybug and it looked like a fun project. Dropping by from SITS 🙂

  7. Howcome i never see things like this in real world? 🙁 ill keep searching 🙂