linen drawstring bags are my fave

April 1, 2011

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This project isn’t earth shattering or anything, just practical. I wanted to experiment with printing on fabric and have bags on hand to wrap little gifts in as to avoid my arch nemesis, wrapping paper.

Materials:
– fabic (linen, canvas or muslin will all work well)
– fabric paint
– stencil (I used some of Lotta’s but you can easily make your own with cardboard and an x-acto knife)
– sponge or paintbrush
– string
– sewing machine

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Lay your stencil down on the fabric and use the sponge to paint your pattern. Let dry.
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Fold over top edge and stitch, leaving enough space for your string to go through. Attach a safety pin to the end of a piece of string to help push it through the hole created by the stitch (my mom taught me that trick).
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Fold fabric in half so the edges line up (inside out) and stitch up the other two sides. Flip right side out.
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Stuff with little surprises.

Enjoy your weekend!

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