Welcome to day 3 of our Egg-ceptional Egg-xtravaganza, thanks so much for stopping by. Today Fiona and I are sharing some home made Easter bags and pouches.
If you pop over to Fiona's blog you will find the most delightful Easter pouches. You can see the tutorial and photos for them HERE.
The Easter goodie bags that I've created for you are easy and fast to sew. I've kept the design and sewing simple for this reason, but you can always neaten up your bag a little (if you like) by overlocking the edges, folding the top hem over twice to disguise the raw edge and hand stitching the inside seam to the top of the bag. I like the concept of fast and easy bags - they multiply quickly and are sure to please the recipient, especially if filled with chocolate eggs or treats. You might even like to make an Easter tag to sit in the front of the pocket, like this one HERE that Fiona created on Day 1 of our Easter posts.
To create this project you will need the following:
Two 15cm X 15cm squares of denim or fabric
scrap of felt, for the pocket
two 15cm lengths of ribbon
scissors & pins
To begin, print out the pdf below, which contains the template for the pocket:
Cut out all the pieces of fabric, felt and ribbon lengths. Position the pocket approximately 2cm up from the bottom edge of denim, ensuring it is centred nicely between the left and right sides of the denim. Pin and machine stitch around the outer edge of the pocket, securing it to the denim.
Create a hem by folding over the top edge 1.5cm towards the wrong side of the fabric. Press. Repeat this step for the other piece of fabric (back of the bag).
Pin the handles into position as shown below.
Machine stitch the top hem and ribbon handles into place. You might like to add one or two stitching rows for this:
Position and pin the front and back together (right sides facing). Machine stitch around the two sides and bottom of the bag (6mm seam allowance). Snip the corners, turn the bag right side out and press. Be careful not to iron the felt though as it will stick to the iron and melt (unless the iron setting is super low).
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial. The adorable bunny and floral ribbons that I've used for my bags are both avaiable from Ribbons Galore. The denim and felt were from Spotlight. Thanks so much for stopping by, seeyou soon for Day 4 for our next Easter project.