Friday, November 18, 2005

Fleece Gift Bag

Since my daughter is going to her best friend's birthday party tomorrow I thought it would be nice to make a little fleece gift bag to go with the presents. It was really simple to make, so I thought I'd write out the details. I'll post some pics of the finished product later.

This is an easy project that takes less than an hour to complete, and is great for kids to help out at the end.

Take a rectangle of fleece, for mine I used 17x35 inches, but you can use whatever size suits your needs. Leaving 3 inches from the top and bottom cut a 4 inch slit ever inch (see diagram one).

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Now you are going to cut off the 3 inches from the top and bottom. These are going to be your straps. There are two straps for this bag, so fold each 3 inch strip in half and sew close to the edge. Now just turn them inside out and you have two straps that we will sew on later.

Next you are going to take the big fringy rectangle we made and cut the 4 inch fringe on both side to the top and bottom, but make sure you leave the center. You want to turn the center down and hem it to have a nice finished edge. When you are done with that go ahead and sew one your straps on the X after you have hemmed the tops. (See diagram two).

Just fold in half and tie up the sides and your all done.
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